We demonstrate a compact wavelength/waveband selective switch based hierarchical optical cross-connect (HOXC) system for the first time. Its performance confirms that the HOXC will be applied to create cost-effective metro-core and metro-edge ring interconnections.
© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(060.6718) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, circuit
S. Mitsui, H. Hasegawa, K. Sato, S. Kamei, H. Takahashi, and M. Okuno, "Demonstration of Compact Hierarchical Optical Path Cross-Connect Utilizing Wavelength/Waveband Selective Switches," in National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper NThF4.
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