Construction of Nonblocking Wavelength/Space Switches with AWGs and WSSes
AbstractIn this paper, we how to use two technologies, AWG (arrayed-waveguide grating) and WSS (wavelength selective switches), to design nonblocking wavelength/space optical cross connects. An AWG is a passive device and can route multiple wavelengths simultaneously. However, to apply AWGs, there are several issues to consider, including the wavelength conversion range, crosstalk, and switch size constraint. We show a decomposition technique for designing an AWG-based nonblocking wavelength/space switch. The decomposition is carried out in a transformed space network. The new technique is simpler in concept and more flexible in setting switch sizes. We also study another class of wavelength/space switches that are based on WSSes and compare the two approaches in terms of the scalability, switch size constraint, and number of WCs (wavelength converters) required. View Full-Text
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Lin, B.-C.; Lea, C.-T. Construction of Nonblocking Wavelength/Space Switches with AWGs and WSSes. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 555.
Lin B-C, Lea C-T. Construction of Nonblocking Wavelength/Space Switches with AWGs and WSSes. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(6):555.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lin, Bey-Chi; Lea, Chin-Tau. 2017. "Construction of Nonblocking Wavelength/Space Switches with AWGs and WSSes." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 6: 555.
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