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Generic model and analysis of Spanke optical switch configuration
Author(s): Rangaswany Nakkeeran; T. G. Palanivelu; M. Thatchayani
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Paper Abstract

Spanke switch architecture is predominantly used in telecommunication switching circuits. In this architecture the number of inlets is equal to the number of outlets (symmetric type). However, some applications require unequal number of inlets and outlets (asymmetric type). No model is available to characterize the parameters of asymmetric configuration. This paper introduces a generic model for the parameters of Spanke optical switch configuration. Modeling has been done for the number of switch elements, number of crossovers, maximum loss and minimum loss. The properties of Spanke optical switch configuration are analyzed and their corresponding curves are obtained. The proposed model can be used for both types of Spanke configurations so to get optimal number of switch elements and crossovers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4907, Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection II, (3 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482255
Show Author Affiliations
Rangaswany Nakkeeran, Pondicherry Engineering College (India)
T. G. Palanivelu, Pondicherry Engineering College (India)
M. Thatchayani, Pondicherry Engineering College (India)


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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