2 October 2006 Optical switch architectures for hierarchical optical path networks
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Proceedings Volume 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V; 638809 (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686816
Event: Optics East 2006, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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.
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Shoji Kakehashi, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Ken-ichi Sato, "Optical switch architectures for hierarchical optical path networks", Proc. SPIE 6388, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for Networking V, 638809 (2 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686816; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.686816
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