Characterization and performance study of IP traffic in WDM networks

Liren Zhang, Junhua Tang

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This paper investigates the characteristics of network performance, when IP traffic is directly mapped into WDM networks using multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) techniques. The performance analysis focuses on the burstiness of IP traffic that may have a remarkable effect on the network performance. On the other hand, the inter-channel interferences caused by fiber nonlinear effect such as four wave mixing are also considered in the performance analysis. The statistics of network performance in terms of packet error probability, packet error free-run distribution and packet error-pattern distribution are presented. These illustrative results provide valuable information to the network designers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1702-1713
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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