Stackelberg game approach to constrained OSNR nash game in WDM optical networks

Quanyan Zhu, Lacra Pavel

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This paper formulates a Stackelberg (N + 1)-person non-cooperative game framework for OSNR optimization in optical networks. We introduce cost functions with differentiated prices for users and develop a cost function for the higher level Stackelberg player. In the design, we consider the capacity constraints in optical networks, i.e., that the total optical power does not exceed the link's capacity. We formulate a novel Stackelberg framework in OSNR game and characterize its Stackelberg equilibrium. Based on it, we give a closed form solution and develop an iterative algorithm for the optical network control problem and illustrate the game with a numerical example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 American Control Conference, ACC
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 American Control Conference, ACC - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2008Jun 13 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2008 American Control Conference, ACC
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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