Design and Implementation of Hybrid Light and Microwave Switches Based on Wavelength Selective Switch for Future Satellite Networks

Abstract

A hybrid switching node structure with light and microwave links is proposed, which is applicable to the future data relay satellite systems, aiming at the development trend of coexistence of lightlink and microwave-link in the future. An experimental system for the light and microwave hybrid switching node based on wavelength selective optical switches (WSS) and optical transceiver modules, is established. It is shown by our experiment that this hybrid switching node can realize the dynamic bandwidth allocation and wavelength routing while the bit error rate of light link is less than 10−12, which provides a method for solving the hybrid switching problem of light-link and microwave-link on the future data relay satellite systems.

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@inproceedings{Wu2016DesignAI, title={Design and Implementation of Hybrid Light and Microwave Switches Based on Wavelength Selective Switch for Future Satellite Networks}, author={Bin Wu and Hongxi Yin and Anliang Liu and Cheng Chih Liu and Jingchao Wang}, year={2016} }