Abstract—Wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) optical networks provide higher data rate and stronger security than many other transport technologies. Yet optical networks are not completely immune to security treats, among which are interchannel attacks by exploiting the crosstalk effects, including eavesdropping and jamming. In this paper, we develop a novel routing algorithm to minimize lightpath overlapping thus minimize the damage caused by an interchannel attack. The algorithm has a running time that is exponential only to the number of existing lightpaths but polynomial to the network size.
Index Terms—Optical network security, interchannel attacks, eavesdropping, jamming, lightpath routing.
S. L. Yuan is with Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences,
University of Houston-Downtown, TX 77002, USA (e-mail:
L. Lei is Department of Computer Science, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341, USA
M. Yang is with School of Computing and Software Engineering, Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA30060-2896,USA
Cite: Shengli Yuan, Lei Chen, and Ming Yang, "Minimizing Inter Channel Attacks in WDM Optical Network," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 2, no. 1 pp. 7-9, 2013.