Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Jaekel, Arunita


ILP, optical network, physical layer attacks, routing and wavelength assignment, scheduled traffic, security-aware




In Transparent Optical Networks, tra c is carried over lightpaths, creating a vir- tual topology over the physical connections of optical bers. Due to the increasingly high data rates and the vulnerabilities related to the transparency of optical network, security issues in transparent wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical net- works have become of great signi cance to network managers. In this thesis, we intro- duce some basic concepts of transparent optical network, the types and circumstances of physical-layer attacks and analysis of related work at rst. In addition, based on the previous researches, we present a novel approach and several new objective cri- terions for the problem of attack-aware routing and wavelength assignment. Integer Linear Programming (ILP) formulation is used to solve the routing sub-problem with the objective to minimize the disruption of physical-layer attack as well as to opti- mize Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) of scheduled transparent optical network.