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Experimental demonstration of sixteen-channel bidirectional cross-connect transmission
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Paper Abstract

The authors propose a multiwavelength bi-directional optical crossconnect (B-OXC) structure based on 1x16 multiplexer/demultiplexer (MUX/DMUX) and 2x2 optical switches. The 2x2 B-OXC system is implemented using one pair of array waveguide grating (AWG) based MUX/DMUX and all channels can be cross-connect independently in either direction. The bit error rate (BER) performance of the bi-directional WDM add/drop multiplexer is experimentally studied for a data rate of 2.5 Gb/s per channel, providing an overall capacity of 40 Gbit/s (2.5 Gb/s x 16 chs) in a 400 Km transmission. The worst channel crosstalk level is -37 dB and the typical switching time is 10 ms. We found that the performance of the B-OXC signals is only 1.0 dB degraded by a backward propagating signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5282, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications, (15 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520884
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Shien-Kuei Liaw, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan, China)
Yi-Jiang Tseng, National Taiwan Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan, China)
Yueguang Jiao, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Zhengchun Xu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Hanyi Zhang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yang-Ho Lee, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yili Guo, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Xiaoping Zheng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5282:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications
S. J. Ben Yoo; Kwok-wai Cheung; Yun-Chur Chung; Guangcheng Li, Editor(s)

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