Efficient ROADM-ring Connecting Node Switch Architecture that Utilizes Waveband Routing and its Realization with PLC Technologies

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Ishii, Kiyo; Hasegawa, Hiroshi; Sato, Ken-ichi (Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603 Japan)
Moriwaki, Osamu; Takahashi, Hiroshi (NTT Photonics Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation)
Jinnouchi, Yoshiteru; Okuno, Masayuki (NTT Electronics)

An efficient ROADM-ring connecting node architecture is proposed that utilizes waveband routing and achieves small footprint and cost-effectiveness. The key component devices are implemented using PLC technologies and the system performance is experimentally verified.