Analysis of Wavelength Blocking in Large Metro Core Network Using Optical and Digital ROADM Transport Systems

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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Melle, Serge; Vusirikala, Vijay (Infinera, 1322 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California, 94089, USA)

Network planning analysis indicates wavelength blocking in all-optical ROADM networks incurs additional OEO for wavelength conversion, and constrains service reconfiguration. Analyses show that digital ROADM systems mitigate these problems and may provide greater service flexibility.