Wavelength Converters Placement in All Optical Networks Using Particle Swarm Optimization

Placement of wavelength converters in an arbitrary mesh network is known to be a NP-complete problem. So far, this problem has been solved by heuristic strategies or by the application of optimization tools such as genetic algorithms. In this paper, we introduce a novel evolutionary algorithm: particle swarm optimization (PSO) to find the optimal solution… CONTINUE READING