Strictly Non-Blocking Optical Cross – Connect for WDM Wavelength Path Networks

Abstract

We describe the design and performances of a strictly nonblocking optical cross-connect node for WDM wavelength path networks. The optical cross-connect (OXC) prototype was experimentally tested as an 2 x 2 WDM system with two input / output ports with two wavelengths per port. The OXC was inserted in a network with a transmission length of 95 km with a STM-16 bit stream per channel. The performance of a single and a cascade of OXC’s was simulated and the results verified against the experimental ones.

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@inproceedings{Andre2001StrictlyNO, title={Strictly Non-Blocking Optical Cross – Connect for WDM Wavelength Path Networks}, author={P. S. B. Andre and J. Lemos Pinto and A. L. J. Teixeira and Telmo Almeida and Armando N. Pinto and Fernando Morgado and M. Pousa}, year={2001} }