Blocking probabilities in circuit-switched wavelength division multiplexing networks under multicast service

@article{Kamal2002BlockingPI,
  title={Blocking probabilities in circuit-switched wavelength division multiplexing networks under multicast service},
  author={Ahmed E. Kamal and Anwar K. Al-Yatama},
  journal={Perform. Eval.},
  year={2002},
  volume={47},
  pages={43-71}
}
We evaluate the call-blocking probabilities in optical networks which support multicast (or multipoint) service. Due to the difficulty of the problem, we restrict our attention to the case of completely connected networks, for which the blocking probabilities act as a lower bound for other topologies. Nodes may, or may not be equipped with wavelength converters. In both cases, routing can be done either directly, using one hop, or indirectly, and even in the latter case the number of hops can… CONTINUE READING