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Performance improvement by code conversion in a reconfigurable optical code/wavelength routing network
Author(s): Yu Zhang; Lian-Kuan Chen
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in optical devices greatly enhance the feasibility of optical code-division multiplexing/wavelength-division multiplexing (CDM/WDM) network. In this paper, the performance in blocking probability in a two-dimension code/wavelength routing network is investigated. Facilitated by the optical code and wavelength conversion, the capability in reconfigurability, restoration and protection of the optical layer is enhanced. The network blocking performances under various conversion capabilities are investigated and the blocking probabilities are given in closed-form expressions. Under certain conditions, the analysis of the two-dimension routing network can be extended to N-dimension routing network by iterative decomposition procedure. Numerical results are obtained to show the performance improvement from the optical code conversion in terms of code conversion gain. With wavelength conversion provided in the network, the addition of the code conversion achieves a conversion gain as high as 104 even when the code conversion is provided with a low placement density of 0.2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4584, Optical Network Design and Management, (17 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445156
Show Author Affiliations
Yu Zhang, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Lian-Kuan Chen, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4584:
Optical Network Design and Management
Xiaomin Ren; Tomonori Aoyama, Editor(s)

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