Software Defined Contention in Wavelength Cross-Connects

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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Zami, Thierry; Kelly, Colin (Nokia, France)

We assess the paradoxical benefit of lightly degrading by software restriction the blocking ratio of an initially contentionless add/drop stage in a wavelength routing cross-connect, to maximize its capacity and keep as much as possible efficient transponders and internal amplification.