In this paper, we study the dynamic wavelength assignment problem in waveband-switched (WBS) networks composed of wavelength-convertible multi-granular OXCs (MGOXCs). With the aim to minimize the extra port consumption and utilize wavelength converters in an efficient manner, we propose a heuristic wavelength assignment algorithm named Least Weighted Configuration Cost (LWCC).WAPG, an algorithm proposed in previous literature, is compared with LWCC in both blocking performance and converter utilization. Numerical results show that LWCC offers more benefit in waveband grouping, which results in significant improvement in terms of blocking probability.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering