Optimal Placement of Multicast and Wavelength Converting Nodes in Multicast Optical Virtual Private Network

This paper addresses multicast-nodes (MC-nodes) and wavelength converting-nodes (WC-nodes) placement problem in multicast optical virtual private network (M-OVPN). This problem is motivated by the high cost incurred in the usage of optical splitters and converters in the VPN due to complexity and power considerations. An analytical model for computing the… (More)