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Optimized Design of Shared Restoration in Flexible-Grid Transparent Optical Networks

Eira, A. ; Pedro, J. M. ; Pires, J. J. O.

Optimized Design of Shared Restoration in Flexible-Grid Transparent Optical Networks, Proc OSA Optical Fiber Communications - OFC, Los Angeles, United States, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, March, 2012.

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Abstract
We propose a novel mathematical model and an efficient heuristic for planning WDM networks with flexible channel-grid and shared restoration. The spectral benefits of this approach versus dedicated protection and fixed channel-grid are highlighted.