The architecture of and the corresponding control algorithm for a devised optical cross-connect, limitedrange wavelength converision wavelength interchangeable cross-connect (L-WIXC), are presented. The performances of L-WIXC including blocking probability, switching time, and throughput are simulated. Cost comparison with wavelength selective cross-connect (WSXC) and WIXC is calculated. Key optical parameters, such as crosstalk, eye diagram, bit error rate, and linear Q factor, are measured and discussed.
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(060.4253) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, circuit-switched
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Zichun Le, Zhijun Zhu, Minglei Fu, and Jun Chen, "Design of a practical optical cross-connect with limited-range wavelength conversion," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 1120-1123 (2010)