WDM optical network: Efficient techniques for fault-tolerant logic topology design.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Jaekel, A.


Computer Science.



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The rapid increase of bandwidth intensive applications has created an unprecedented demand for bandwidth on the Internet. With recent advances in optical technologies, especially the development of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) techniques, the amount of raw bandwidth available on the fibre links has increased by several orders of magnitude. Due to the large volume of traffic these optical networks carry, there is one very important issue---design of robust networks that can survive faults. Two common mechanisms to protect against the network failure: one is protection and another is restoration. My research focuses on studying the efficient techniques for fault-tolerant logical topology design for the WDM optical network. In my research, the goal is to determine a topology that accommodates the entire traffic flow and provides protection against any single fiber failure. I solve the problem by formulating the logical topology design problem as a MILP optimization problem, which generates the optimum logical topology and the optimum traffic routing scheme. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .S54. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-01, page: 0244. Adviser: Arunita Jaekel. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.