Impact of Traffic Profile on the Performance of Spatial Superchannel Switching in SDM Networks

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Shariati, B. (Athens Information Technology (AIT), Marousi 15125, Greece & Universitat Politènica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)
Klonidis, D.; Rivas-Moscoso, J. M.; Tomkos, I. (Athens Information Technology (AIT), Marousi 15125, Greece)
Siracusa, D.; Pederzolli, F. (CREATE-NET (CN), Trento, Italy)
Velasco, L. (Universitat Politènica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain)

We compare the performance of three SDM switching paradigms under different traffic profiles. We show that their performance is highly traffic dependent. We also show that increasing the spectral switching granularity, significantly improves the performance of spatial group switching.