Field experiments of 42.7/128.1 Gb/s wavelength-division multiplexed, optical time-division multiplexed (WDM-OTDM) transmultiplexing and all-optical dual-wavelength regeneration at the OTDM rate are presented in this paper. By using the asynchronous retiming scheme, we achieve error-free bufferless data grooming with time-slot interchange capability for OTDM meshed networking. We demonstrate excellent performance from the system, discuss scalability, applicability, and the potential reach of the asynchronous retiming scheme for transparent OTDM-domain interconnection.
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George Zarris, Emilio Hugues-Salas, Norberto Amaya Gonzalez, Ruwan Weerasuriya, Francesca Parmigiani, David Hillerkuss, Philipp Vorreau, Maria Spyropoulou, Selwan K. Ibrahim, Andrew D. Ellis, Rui Morais, Paulo Monteiro, Periklis Petropoulos, David J. Richardson, Ioannis Tomkos, Juerg Leuthold, and Dimitra Simeonidou, "Field Experiments With a Grooming Switch for OTDM Meshed Networking," J. Lightwave Technol. 28, 316-327 (2010)