Architecture and Performance of a Bidirectional OXC Based on Reversible Optical Switches with Reduced Complexity

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Qi, Yongmin; Hu, Weisheng; Dong, Yi; Xu, Xinyu; He, Hao; Jin, Yaohui; Guo, Wei; Sun, Weiqiang; Xiao, Shilin; Su, Yikai (State Key Lab of Advanced Optical Communication System and Network, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China)
Zhong, Wen-De (Network Technology Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

By exploiting the symmetry of bidirectional wavelength-connections in WDM networks, we propose an NN bidirectional OXC using one N/2N/2 reversible optical switch to reduce the complexity of the OXCs. The feasibility is demonstrated at 10 Gb/s.