Simple Node Architectures for Concatenation of ROADM Rings

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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Ishii, Kiyo; Hasegawa, Hiroshi; Sato, Ken-ichi (Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603 Japan)

We propose simplified node architectures for connecting two ROADM rings. The necessary switch scale can be reduced (50-90%) compared to the conventional approach. A novel optical switching node architecture and the MUX/DEMUX are demonstrated.