Degree-4 node using a single wavelength-selective switch

  • C. R. Doerr
  • Published 2006 in
    2006 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and…


We demonstrate a degree-4 node using a single 1×7 wavelength-selective switch. This is a factor of four reduction in main component count over conventional designs, but demands must be symmetric, and individual channel power control is not possible. 


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