Flexgrid optical networks are attracting huge interest due to their higher spectrum efficiency and flexibility in comparison with traditional wavelength switched optical networks based on the wavelength division multiplexing technology. To properly analyze, design, plan, and operate flexible and elastic networks, efficient methods are required for the… (More)
—A spectrum-sliced elastic optical path network (SLICE) architecture has been recently proposed as an efficient solution for a flexible bandwidth allocation in optical networks. In SLICE, the problem of Routing and Spectrum Assignment (RSA) emerges. In this letter, we both formulate RSA as an Integer Linear Programming (ILP) problem and propose an effective… (More)
The deployment of translucent optical networks is considered the most promising short term solution to decrease costs and energy consumption in optical backbone networks. In fact, translucent wavelength switched optical networks (WSONs) have recently received great attention from the research community due to their technological maturity. However, the… (More)
Optical networks are moving from opaque and translucent architectures towards all-optical (transparent) architectures. In translucent architectures a small amount of regeneration (e.g. optical–electronic–optical conversion) is available in the network. The incorporation of the physical impairments in the routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) problem in… (More)
—Elastic flexgrid optical networks (FG-ON) are considered a very promising solution for next-generation optical networks. In this article we focus on lightpath adaptation under variable traffic demands in FG-ON. Specifically, we explore the elastic spectrum allocation (SA) capability of FG-ON and, in this context, we study the effectiveness of three… (More)
We focus on lightpath adaptation under variable traffic demands in flexible-grid optical networks. Specifically, we study three different adaptation schemes for the variable spectrum allocation. Illustrative numerical results show the benefits of the schemes.
In transparent optical networks with no regeneration, the problem of capacity allocation to traffic demands is called “Routing and Wavelength Assignment”. Much work on this topic recently has focused on the dynamic case, whereby demands arrive and must be served in real-time. In addition, due to lack of regeneration, physical impairments… (More)
This article provides motivation for the elastic optical network (EON) approach, an efficient and cost-effective solution for provisioning of cloud computing traffic. As opposed to wavelength switched optical networks (WSONs), the capabilities of which are limited by the use of rigid frequency grids, EON architectures allow for both scalable bandwidth… (More)