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Optical switch architectures for hierarchical optical path networks
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes new switch architectures for hierarchical optical path cross-connect (HOXC) systems. The architectures allow incremental expansion of system scale in terms of the number of input/output fiber ports, wavebands, and optical paths per waveband. These feature assure the cost-effective introduction of the HOXCs even at the outset when traffic volume is not so large. Furthermore the effectiveness of the proposed switch architectures is demonstrated in a comparison with single-layer OXCs (conventional OXCs). The results provide useful criteria for the introduction of HOXCs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 638809 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686816
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Shoji Kakehashi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Hasegawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Ken-ichi Sato, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6388:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V
Benjamin B. Dingel; Ken-ichi Sato; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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