• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 22, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Routing and Allocation of Wavelengths in Elastic Optical Networks: A Survey


Objectives: The current technologies of wavelength routing and allocation of available for WDM networks are no longer applicable in Elastic Optical Networks (EON), since all their connections are allocated in a fixed manner, as provided for ITU. Therefore, the topic concerning routing and allocation of resources in EON is relevant given the growth projected in web traffic. This survey includes the evolution, main characteristics, and the process of routing and allocation of wavelengths required by EON. Methodology: The processes of allocation of sub-wavelengths and those of super-wavelengths are presented, as well as the multiple storage for different transmission rates and the principle of spectral contiguity. The process of routing and allocation taking OFMD into account is explained. Findings: In this study, we present a survey with routing and allocation techniques of wavelengths that improve the spectral efficiency of EON. Application/Improvements: This survey provides a wide knowledge on the methods to improve the spectral efficiency in EON. Such efficiency can promote an advance in new routing and allocation techniques for the optical transport networks.

Keywords: Elastic Optical Networks, EON, Optical Networks, Routing, WDM


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