Title: Managing energy in a network of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers

Authors: Jean-Michel Fourneau; Nora Izri; Dominique Verchère

Addresses: PRiSM, Université de Versailles-St-Quentin 45, Av. des Etats-Unis, Versailles, France ' PRiSM, Université de Versailles-St-Quentin 45, Av. des Etats-Unis, Versailles, France ' Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, Route de Villejust, 91620 Nozay, France

Abstract: We show how to improve the energy consumption in an all optical ring network based on reconfigurable optical add and drop multiplexers (ROADM in the following). The analysis is based on numerical analysis of discrete time Markov chains and some heuristics to design an efficient network configuration. We also present a software tool built to perform this performance analysis.

Keywords: green telecommunications; optical networks; hibernate mode; channel aggregation; performance evaluation; numerical analysis; Markov chains; energy management; reconfigurable multiplexers; energy consumption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCCBS.2014.059595

International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems, 2014 Vol.5 No.1/2, pp.127 - 147

Available online: 02 Mar 2014

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