Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Arunita Jaekel


Dynamic Traffic, Flexgrid/Flexible model, Multicore Fiber, Optical Network, Routing and Spectrum Allocation (RSA), Space Division Multiplexing




With the rapid increase in demand for data transmission in our generation where Internet and cloud concepts play an essential role, it has become mandatory that we handle data most efficiently. A promising solution to overcome the capacity crunch problem which is so evident in future is applications of Space Division Multiplexing, where we explore the remaining unused domain that is the spectral and spatial domain. Space Division Multiplexing using multi-core fibers (MCF), and few-mode fibers (FMF) has been studied in our work to enhance the data-carrying capacity of optical fibers while minimizing the transmission cost per bit. The objective is to develop a path protection scheme to handle communication requests in the data center (DC) networks using elastic optical networking and space division multiplexing (SDM). Our approach to this problem is to 1) determining the initial allocation of light path on the topology, 2) possible spectrum allocation using the flex-grid flexible-SDM model, 3) choose the best possible route to minimize the number of subcarriers needed for data transfer. We propose to evaluate the developed Integer Linear Programming (ILP) formulation based on this scheme.