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The static nature of the noncooperative power control game model in optical networks makes it difficult to study and design an appropriate pricing scheme. In this paper, we derive a first-order hest response dynamics from the game- theoretical model and formulate a general multi-input and multi- output (MIMO) state-space model. We use classical linear system theory to explain the controllability of the pricing and the observability of the power states. We use the output regulator theory to design a pricing policy for the network for a given optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) target. At the end of the paper, we will illustrate the pricing design on a typical end-to- end optical link in DWDM optical networks.