Optical cross-connect system for the integrated operation

Yoshihiro Nakahira, Hideki Sunahara, Yuji Oie

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This paper presents a new architecture of optical cross-connect (OXC) system to integrate various kinds of transmission systems like wavelength division multiplex (WDM) transmission systems, ultra short pulse transmission systems etc. This architecture has also the following advantages described in a lot of previous studies: Providing a large number of lightwave paths with a small number of required wavelength converters.; Network failure restoration with desirable features. (compactness, small power consumption, and bit rate independency); and Service integration. In this paper, we evaluate impact of our architecture, especially with regard to the number of required components like wavelength converters (WCNVs) and wavelength multiplexers/de-multiplexers (WMuxs/WDMuxs) to allocate lightwave paths.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC. Part 3 (of 3) - Montreal, Can
Duration: 1997 Jun 81997 Jun 12


OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC. Part 3 (of 3)
CityMontreal, Can

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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