Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Algorithm for wavelength assignment in optical networks

Gulzar Ahmad Dar
  • Gulzar Ahmad Dar
  • Department of ECE, Indo Global College of Engineering, Punjab Technical University, 141401, Chandigarh ?India.
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Ifrah Amin
  • Ifrah Amin
  • Department of ECE, Indo Global College of Engineering, Punjab Technical University, 141401, Chandigarh ?India.
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Hardeep Sing Saini
  • Hardeep Sing Saini
  • Department of ECE, Indo Global College of Engineering, Punjab Technical University, 141401, Chandigarh ?India.
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  •  Received: 09 March 2014
  •  Accepted: 02 March 2015
  •  Published: 30 March 2015

Abstract

Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) is a technology which multiplexes many optical carrier signals onto a single optical fiber by using different wavelengths. Wavelength assignment is one of the important components of routing and wavelength assignment (RWA) problem in WDM networks. In this article, to decrease the blocking probability, a new algorithm for wavelength assignment- Least Used Wavelength Conversion algorithm is introduced and is an enhancement to the previously used Least Used Wavelength assignment algorithm. The performance of this wavelength assignment algorithm is evaluated in terms of blocking probability and the results show that the proposed technique is very promising in future. The Least Used Wavelength Conversion algorithm is compared with algorithms such as first-fit, best-fit, random and most-used wavelength assignment algorithm.
 
Key words: Algorithm, wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), routing and wavelength assignment (RWA), first-fit, best-fit.