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Design and analysis of a multicast-capable optical cross-connect
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Paper Abstract

As multicast applications become more and more popular, implementing multicast in optical domain has attracted more and more attention due to its more efficient bandwidth usage. The MC-OXC is the key for realizing multicasting at optical layer and directly affects the performance of the multicast services in WDM networks. In this paper, a novel mixed-integrated optical multicast switch for multicast-capable cross-connect is proposed. The new architecture uses power splitters for multicast connections only, allowing unicast sessions to pass without enduring unnecessary power loss. And also the performances of the MC-OXC are analyzed. We performed the cost and cost sensitivity analysis for different MC-OXCs. The results show that the proposed architecture guarantees strictly nonblocking with lower costs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI, 71364H (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803545
Show Author Affiliations
Chunlei Zhang, Lanzhou Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Weisheng Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7136:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI
Ken-ichi Kitayama; Pierpaolo C. Ghiggino; Kim Roberts; Yikai Su, Editor(s)

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