Majid Alnaimi

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In this paper, we consider a unidirectional ring network with limited reconfigurability and take up the problem of supporting all-to-all traffic - while minimizing the worst-case wavelength range of the reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexers (ROADMs). ROADMs can be limited in range (L-ROADMs) or have full range (F-ROADMs). The cost of such a network(More)
Reconfigurability of optical networks is a very important feature for supporting dynamic traffic demands and to enable new services. Optical network reconfigurability is enabled by reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexers (ROADMs) and tunable transceivers. Limiting the range of wavelengths that can be accessed at a node reduces costs, and possibly(More)
An important factor that affects the cost of WDM networks is the number of wavelengths to be added/dropped by reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexers (ROADMs). Limiting the range of wavelengths that can be accessed at a node reduces costs. In this paper, we study wavelength assignment (WA) in WDM bi-directional ring networks with limited(More)
With increasing packet-based traffic in metro networks, fast reconfigurability is becoming a requirement for optical networks. Since manual reconfiguration could take weeks, carriers are upgrading their SONET/SDH infrastructures with reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) and tunable optical filters. This paper looks at the issue of the(More)
The cost of an optical network in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks can be reduced using optical reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs), which allow traffic to pass through without the need for an expensive optical-electro-optical (O-E-O) conversion. Waveband switching (WBS) is another technique to reduce the network cost by(More)
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