Multicast Routing and Wavelength Assignment in WDM Mesh Networks With Sparse Splitting
Source: University of Rennes
In this paper routing and wavelength assignment for supporting multicast traffic is investigated in WDM mesh networks under sparse splitting constrain. This problem is generally solved in two phases respectively with the purpose of minimizing the number of wavelengths required. Alternative routing is first proposed to route each session by pre-computing a set of candidate light-forests. Then wavelength assignment is formulated as a coloring problem by constructing a conflict graph. Potential heuristic algorithms are proposed.