On Routing, Wavelength, Network Coding Assignment and Protection Configuration Problem in Optical-processing-enabled Networks [article]

Dao Thanh Hai
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In optical-processing-enabled network, transitional lightpaths crossing the same node could be optically encoded to each other to achieve greater spectral efficiency. In this context, we present a new research problem, entitled, routing, wavelength, network coding assignment and protection configuration (RWNCA-PC) arisen in exploiting photonic network coding (NC) for dedicated path protection in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks with an extra degree of freedom in the selection of
more » ... rotection triggering mechanism, that is, network-side and client-side, tailoring to each connection. In order to maximize the NC benefits, we thus provide a weighted multi-objective optimization model for solving RWNCA-PC problem so as to minimize the wavelength count as the strictly prioritized goal and the redundant resources measured by the number of client-side connections as the secondary objective. Numerical results on the realistic COST239 network reveal that a saving of up to 25% wavelength resources could be achieved thanks to the optimal use of NC compared to the non-coding designs and among coding-aware designs, the use of mixed protection configurations would be spectrally more efficient than the design with only network-side protection scheme. Our proposal yields the highest spectrum efficiency compared to all reference designs and moreover, features an average saving of more than 40% transponder count compared with its single objective counterpart.
arXiv:2204.12027v1 fatcat:pvvkffuor5amrnazoajc6en6dq