19 July 1999 Large optical switches
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Proceedings Volume 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354752
Event: ICO XVIII 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, 1999, San Francisco, CA, United States
Abstract
Capacity growth in networks requires optical crossconnect switches that can be assembled incrementally, probably to large ultimate sizes, preferably using identical submodules of small size. Continued strict-sense nonblocking operation must be ensured during expansion, and expandability should have minimal impact on the initial cost. Large ultimate sizes mandate multistage architectures which impose difficulties in the expansion. We discuss the design of optical switching matrices for > 100 X 100 ports using a new modular multistage architecture that focusses on expandability.
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Robert Ian MacDonald, Robert Ian MacDonald, } "Large optical switches", Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354752; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.354752
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