@article{washington_perros_2004, title={Call blocking probabilities in a traffic-groomed tandem optical network}, volume={45}, ISSN={["1872-7069"]}, DOI={10.1016/j.comnet.2004.03.008}, abstractNote={In this paper, we consider an optical network consisting of N nodes arranged in tandem. We assume traffic grooming, which permits multiple sub-rate traffic streams to be carried on the same wavelength. This optical network is modeled by a tandem queueing network of multi-rate Erlang loss nodes with simultaneous resource possession, with a view to calculating call blocking probabilities. The queueing network is analyzed by decomposition using a modified version of Courtois' algorithm. Numerical comparisons of the decomposition algorithm against simulation show that the algorithm has good accuracy. Also, it is shown that the proposed algorithm is an improvement over the well-known single-node decomposition algorithm based on the link-independence assumption.}, number={3}, journal={COMPUTER NETWORKS}, author={Washington, AN and Perros, H}, year={2004}, month={Jun}, pages={281–294} }