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Innovative architecture of switching device for expanding the applications in fiber to the home (FTTH)
Author(s): Mohamed Mahmoud; Heba A. Fayed; Moustafa H. Aly; A. K. Aboul Seoud
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Paper Abstract

A new device, optical cross add drop multiplexer (OXADM), is proposed and analyzed. It uses the combination concept of optical add drop multiplexer (OADM) and optical cross connect (OXC). It enables a wavelength switch while implementing add and drop functions simultaneously. So, it expands the applications in fiber to the home (FTTH) and optical core networks. A very high isolation crosstalk level (~ 60 dB) is achieved. Also, a bidirectional OXADM and N×N OXADM are proposed. Finally, a multistage OXADM is presented making some sort of wavelength buffering. To make these devices operate more efficient, tunable fiber Bragg gratings (TFBGs) switches are used to control the operation mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8007, Photonics North 2011, 80071P (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.909221
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Mohamed Mahmoud, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt)
Heba A. Fayed, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt)
Moustafa H. Aly, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (Egypt)
A. K. Aboul Seoud, Alexandria Univ. (Egypt)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8007:
Photonics North 2011
Raman Kashyap; Michel Têtu; Rafael N. Kleiman, Editor(s)

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