International Journal of Computer Applications
In this paper, physical layer impairments and their impacts on transparent optical networks is studied. Among the impairments the authors mainly focused on in band crosstalk and try to incorporate its effect in the DWDM process. BER due to component crosstalk in a WDM receiver has been studied and computed results are shown by simulation as a function of number of interfering channel. A new design is developed for efficient data path provisioning with guaranteed QoT in terms of BER. This design is particularly very useful for high speed WDM/DWDM networks where, these impairments are high.