A STUDY ON WAVEBAND ROUTING OPTICAL NETWORKS EMPLOYING WAVEBAND SELECTIVE SWITCH-BASED CROSS-CONNECTS

Authors

  • Nguyen Tien Ban
  • Le Hai Chau

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/0866-708X/50/1/9463

Keywords:

WDM, optical circuit switching/path networks, waveband switching, routing and wavelength assignment, optical cross-connects

Abstract

A waveband cross-connect architecture is proposed, utilizing small-scale wavebandselective switches to make the best use of present optical switch technologies and exploit opticalwaveband switching for creating cost-effective large capacity optical path networks. Anappropriate network design algorithm is then developed for the waveband routing opticalnetworks employing the waveband cross-connect architecture. Numerical experiments prove thatapplying the small-scale waveband selective switch-based node architecture offers a significantswitch scale reduction. The effect of the waveband capacity selection on the overall switch scalereduction was also investigated.

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Published

2017-04-05

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