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Multicast communication in wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) networks is traditionally supported by the assumption that the optical crossconnects are multicast capable, i.e., they are capable of switching an incoming signal to more than one output interface. A naïve method of supporting this functionality in a multicast-incapable (MI) environment(More)
Keywords: Holding-time-aware (HTA) lightpaths Lightpath switching Anycast RWA WDM a b s t r a c t In this paper we investigate the problem of provisioning holding-time-aware (HTA) dynamic circuits in all-optical wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) networks. We employ a technique called lightpath switching (LPS) wherein the data transmission may begin on(More)
With the advent of bandwidth intensive applications, the demand for manycast networking capabilities has become an essential component of wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical networks. Traditionally, the manycast functionality is accomplished by splitting a signal all-optically, thereby creating a light-tree, which originates from the source node(More)
In this paper we investigate the multicast advance reservation problem in wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical networks. Under the advance reservation traffic model (also know as scheduled traffic), connection requests specify their start time to be some time in the future and also specify their holding times. Traditionally, in WDM networks, the(More)