We analyze system costs and associated tradeoffs for implementing direction-independent add/drop access for multi-degree ROADMs employing 1xK Wavelength Selective Switches (WSS) and 3D-MEMS-based mirror array switches.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
S. Thiagarajan, L. Blair, and J. Berthold, "Direction-Independent Add/Drop Access for Multi-Degree ROADMs," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThA7.
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