This paper presents a study on dynamic wavelength routed all-optical networks by simulating traffic on all-optical networks. A performance study is carried out on dynamic all-optical networks for fixed and free routing. It is explained how multiple fibers correspond to limited wavelength conversion, and it is explained why the presence of wavelength converters increase the complexity of optical cross connects. We find that both free routing and wavelength conversion lowers the blocking probability significantly. The new contribution is that we determine the gain in blocking probability as function of the number of fibers per link and the offered load. We find that multiple fibers reduce the effect of wavelength converters significantly.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|