Minimizing the number of electronic switches in optical networks has been a main research topic in some recent studies. In such networks, we assign colors to a given set of lightpaths, and they are partitioned into unicolor cycles and paths; the switching cost is minimized when the number of paths is minimized. Most approximation and heuristic algorithms for this problem have a preprocessing stage, in which possible cycles are found. Among them, the basic algorithm eliminates cycles of size at most l, and has a performance guarantee of OPT+0.5(1+epsilon)N, where OPT is the cost of an optimal solution, N is the number of lightpaths and 0 <= epsilon <= 1/(l+2), for any given odd l. The time complexity of the algorithm is exponential in l. We improve the analysis of this algorithm, by showing that epsilon <= 1/ (1.5(l+2)), which implies a reduction of the exponent in the time complexity. We also improve the lower bound by showing that epsilon >= 1/(2l+3). The results shed more light on the structure of this basic algorithm. In addition, in our analysis we suggest a novel technique - including a new combinatorial lemma - to deal with this problem.

On Minimizing the Number of ADMs in a General Topology Optical Network

FLAMMINI;
2009

Abstract

Minimizing the number of electronic switches in optical networks has been a main research topic in some recent studies. In such networks, we assign colors to a given set of lightpaths, and they are partitioned into unicolor cycles and paths; the switching cost is minimized when the number of paths is minimized. Most approximation and heuristic algorithms for this problem have a preprocessing stage, in which possible cycles are found. Among them, the basic algorithm eliminates cycles of size at most l, and has a performance guarantee of OPT+0.5(1+epsilon)N, where OPT is the cost of an optimal solution, N is the number of lightpaths and 0 <= epsilon <= 1/(l+2), for any given odd l. The time complexity of the algorithm is exponential in l. We improve the analysis of this algorithm, by showing that epsilon <= 1/ (1.5(l+2)), which implies a reduction of the exponent in the time complexity. We also improve the lower bound by showing that epsilon >= 1/(2l+3). The results shed more light on the structure of this basic algorithm. In addition, in our analysis we suggest a novel technique - including a new combinatorial lemma - to deal with this problem.
Wavelength assignment in Optical networks; Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM); Add-Drop Multiplexer (ADM)
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