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Optimization Methods for Optical Long-Haul and Access Networks

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Optimization Methods for Optical Long-Haul and Access Networks

Kiaei, Seyed Mohammad (2011) Optimization Methods for Optical Long-Haul and Access Networks. PhD thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Optical communications based on fiber optics and the associated technologies have seen remarkable progress over the past two decades. Widespread deployment of optical
fiber has been witnessed in backbone and metro networks as well as access segments connecting to customer premises and homes. Designing and developing a reliable, robust and efficient end-to-end optical communication system have thus
emerged as topics of utmost importance both to researchers and network operators. To fulfill these requirements, various problems have surfaced and received attention,
such as network planning, capacity placement, traffic grooming, traffic scheduling, and bandwidth allocation. The optimal network design aims at addressing (one or more of) these problems based on some optimization objectives. In this thesis, we consider two of the most important problems in optical networks; namely the survivability in optical long-haul networks and the problem of bandwidth allocation and scheduling in optical access networks. For the former, we present efficient and accurate models for availability-aware design and service provisioning in p-cycle based survivable networks. We also derive optimization models for survivable network design based on p-trail, a more general protection structure, and compare its performance with p-cycles. Indeed, major cost savings can be obtained when the optical access and long-haul subnetworks become closer to each other by means of consolidation of access and metro networks. As this distance between long-haul and access networks reduces, and the need and expectations from passive optical access networks (PONs) soar, it becomes crucial to efficiently manage bandwidth in the access while providing the desired level of service availability in the long-haul backbone. We therefore address in this thesis the problem of bandwidth management and scheduling in passive optical networks; we design efficient joint and non-joint scheduling and bandwidth allocation methods for multichannel PON as well as next generation 10Gbps Ethernet PON (10G-EPON) while addressing the problem of coexistence between 10G-EPONs
and multichannel PONs.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Authors:Kiaei, Seyed Mohammad
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Ph. D.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:26 July 2011
Thesis Supervisor(s):Assi, Chadi and Maier, Martin
ID Code:7751
Deposited By:SEYED MOHAMMAD KIAEI
Deposited On:22 Nov 2011 08:41
Last Modified:10 Jan 2012 08:40
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