A modular approach to constructing an optical cross-connect based on wavelength-selective multi-port switches requires the least amount of hardware for implementation, and provides a pay-as-you-grow solution. Other cross-connect constructs are reviewed and compared.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
D. M. Marom, "Modular wavelength selective cross-connects," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper ThQ1.
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