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Performance simulation for a novel joint multicasting optical cross-connect based on both space and frequency splitters
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Paper Abstract

The emerging broadband real-time streams applications require the supporting networks to provide multicasting communication at optical layer. The multicasting capable optical cross-connect (MC-OXCs) is the necessary device to implement multicasting at optical layer. The functional building blocks for MC-OXC are light splitters, which can be space splitters or multiwavelength converters (frequency splitters). The space splitter has no wavelength conversion ability, while the frequency splitter has limited fanout, decreased optical signal-to-noise ratio and also is expensive. We proposed a tradeoff architecture called joint multicasting capable optical cross-connect (jMC-OXC) integrating both space splitters and frequency splitters in our previous work. This paper further studies the network performance in terms of member blocking ratio for the jMC-OXC architecture. Three simulation schemes are designed and the results show that the network performance of the jMC-OXCs with limited frequency splitters can obtain a close performance to that with full frequency splitters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6022, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III, 60221R (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.636607
Show Author Affiliations
Yunfeng Peng, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Weiqiang Sun, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yaohui Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yongmin Qi, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6022:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III
Kwok-wai Cheung; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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