Tipping point for the future scalable OXC: what size MxM WSS is needed?

Abstract

We propose a highly scalable and compact optical-node architecture that combines the subsystemmodular optical cross-connect (OXC) and transponderbank add/drop, where multiple M × M wavelength-selective switches are effectively introduced. Numerical experiments verify that the proposed architecture offers large-scale nodes with substantially relaxed hardware… (More)

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