Current aspects of optical performance monitoring and failure root cause analysis in optical WDM networks

Andreas Kirstaedter, Marc Wrage, Gernot Goeger, Wolfgang Fischler, Bernhard Spinnler, Cedric F. Lam, Wanyi Gu, Norbert Hanik, Kimio Oguchi
2005 Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II  
Currently existing dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks start to migrate from numerous point-topoint links towards meshed, transparent, optical networks with dynamically routed light paths. This increases the need for appropriate network monitoring and supervision methods. Optical performance monitoring (OPM) has to be costeffective. Thus additional spendings for OPM have to be significantly smaller than the savings in OPEX due to increased reliability and ease of operation,
more » ... ministration, and maintenance (OAM). We elaborate on different advanced monitoring concepts. First, we discuss general failure scenarios in meshed networks. Then we describe software based failure root cause analysis and its implementation. We conclude that by implementing appropriate software algorithms in the network hardware effort can be significantly reduced. Finally, we assess different advanced OPM methods which may show up as useful to enable OPM in future optical networks.
doi:10.1117/12.579499 fatcat:kvwokna3jfeodlp5kho3v52kdm