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