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Understanding wavelength cross-connects and their benefits throughout the network
Author(s): Henry Yang
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength Cross-Connects (WXCs) are a class of optical switches designed to dynamically route the transport of wavelengths between fibers in DWDM systems. More generic optical cross-connects (OXCs), also called optical core switches (OCS), are designed to switch optical channels without regard to wavelength. WXCs are typically deployed to add/drop wavelengths from a DWDM stream, to route wavelengths in DWDM mesh networks and to provide path protection and restoration in DWDM rings and meshes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4907, Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection II, (3 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482254
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Henry Yang, Network Photonics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4907:
Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection II
Lih-Yuan Lin; Yimo Zhang; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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