Dynamic Traffic Provisioning in Mixed-Line-Rate Networks with Launch Power Determination

Cukurtepe H., Tornatore M., Yayımlı A., Mukherjee B.

15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), Cartagena, Colombia, 23 - 27 June 2013 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Cartagena
  • Country: Colombia
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Launch power of optical signal is one of the major factors that affect the transmission quality in transparent optical Mixed-Line-Rate (MLR) networks due to physical-layer impairments (PLIs). It must be large enough to provide an acceptable optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) at the receiver, but it must be below the limit where fiber nonlinearities distort the signal. Moreover, high launch power is disruptive not only for the actual lightpath itself but also for neighboring lightpaths and this effect is particularly critical in MLR.