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Dynamic on-demand lightpath provisioning using spectral defragmentation in flexible bandwidth networks

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5 Author(s)
Ke Wen ; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave., Davis, California 95616, USA ; Yawei Yin ; David J. Geisler ; Shuo Chang
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We propose a spectral defragmentation algorithm and corresponding node architectures with wavelength conversion to support on-demand lightpath provisioning in flexible bandwidth optical networks. Simulation results demonstrate six-fold reductions in blocking rates with defragmentation.

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2011 37th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication

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18-22 Sept. 2011