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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Mar. 2, 2007
  • pp: 295–303

Bit error rate and cross talk performance in optical cross connect with wavelength converter

M. S. Islam and S. P. Majumder  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 295-303 (2007)

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An analytical approach is presented for modeling cross talk and evaluating the bit error rate (BER) performance in a WDM network for link with optical cross connect (OXC). Factors affecting the magnitude of cross talk in the OXC are investigated and identified. The effects of OXC induced cross talk on the BER performance is evaluated at a bit rate of 10 Gbits∕s by optimizing different parameters. The results show that for optimized values of gate extinction ratio, filter transmission factor, and number of wavelengths and input fibers, the minimum input power is approximately −10to−8 dBm to maintain a BER of 10−9.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(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
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

ToC Category:
Photonics in Switching

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: February 28, 2007

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Photonics in Switching (2006) Journal of Optical Networking

M. S. Islam and S. P. Majumder, "Bit error rate and cross talk performance in optical cross connect with wavelength converter," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 295-303 (2007)

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