Crosstalk-Aware Routing Spectrum Assignment and WSS Placement in Flexible Grid Optical Networks

@article{Manousakis2017CrosstalkAwareRS,
  title={Crosstalk-Aware Routing Spectrum Assignment and WSS Placement in Flexible Grid Optical Networks},
  author={Konstantinos Manousakis and Georgios Ellinas},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={35},
  pages={1477-1489}
}
Due to crosstalk-induced interactions among different connections, malicious high-power jamming signals can potentially spread widely in a transparent optical network. Moreover, due to imperfect port isolation in wavelength selective switches (WSSs), present within the optical switching nodes, crosstalk also affects the quality of the transmitted signal. Therefore, it is necessary to design an optical network in a way that the effect of crosstalk is minimized, while at the same time keeping the… CONTINUE READING