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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.