Multicasting using WDM in Multifiber Optical Star Networks

R. Brandt and T.F. Gonzalez


Optical Networks, Wavelength Division Multiplexing,Multicasting, Routing Algorithms, Star Networks, Wavelength Assignment Problem


This paper examines the wavelength assignment problem with single, dual, and multimessage multicasting. We use a star network as our model where the messages are routed using Wavelength Division Multiplexing over single, dual, and multifiber optical networks. The specific problem we consider is given any star network, with a finite number of nodes, a predetermined number of fibers that connect these nodes, and a set of multicasts to be sent in one communica tion round, determine the number of wavelengths required per fiber to achieve conflict free transmission of all of the messages.

Important Links:

Go Back