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Behavioral modeling approach for optical communication network design
Author(s): Kimmo Vuorinen; Gilles Jacquemod; Frederic Gaffiot; Christian Seassal
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Paper Abstract

An optical communication networks can be divided in two levels: communication level, which defines the protocols, the control and the management of the networks and physical level formed by photonic and electronic components in order to transmit and receive the data between different nodes of the network. Traditionally, these two levels are considered separately in the optical communication network design process. This can lead to an erroneous or non-ideal networks implementation, due to the fact that the communication and physical levels are not independent. For example, in WDM communication network the maximum achievable data rate is limited not only by the networks protocol, but depends also on the implementation of the physical level: tuning delay of the optical multiplexers. Also the lack of the possibilities for co-verification of the communication and the physical levels together could lead to misinterpretations between the designers of the different levels and thus induce design faults. Since the prototyping is extremely expensive and time consuming, an integrated simulation of both communication and physical levels is necessary, at least in some extend. In this paper, a behavioral modeling approach that allows a co- simulation of the communication and the physical levels is presented. It is based on the use of a VHDL-AMS-like hardware description language, dedicated to electronic system modeling, but also suitable for modeling and simulation of non- electronic and mixed-domain systems. The behavioral models for photonic and electronic components, as well as the software are integrated in a unique simulator in order to co-simulate the communication (control) and the physical level (data path) of a WDM optical communication network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3290, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits II, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298258
Show Author Affiliations
Kimmo Vuorinen, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Gilles Jacquemod, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Frederic Gaffiot, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Christian Seassal, Ecole Centrale de Lyon and Institut National Polytechnic de Grenoble (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3290:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits II
Shih-Yuan Wang; Yoon-Soo Park, Editor(s)

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