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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 20–27

Optical Signal Channel Power Stability in a Transparent Optical Network Using Large-Scale Photonic Cross Connects and Automatic Gain Control EDFAs

Makoto Murakami, Takeshi Seki, and Kazuhiro Oda  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 20-27 (2010)

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We discuss the change in the number of optical signal channels transmitted through wavelength division multiplexing links in a transparent optical network and report detailed measurement results of optical signal channel power variation in an experimental setup configured with realistic large-scale photonic cross-connect (PXC) switches fabricated using three-dimensional microelectromechanical system (3D MEMS) technology. The scale of the PXC-based network ranges from 100 to 300 km to simulate a realistic long-haul optical network using 100 - km -long dispersion-shifted fibers and L-band erbium-doped fiber amplifiers with a high-speed automatic gain control circuit. The measurement results demonstrate the feasibility of stable operation of a transparent optical network by using these state-of-the-art technologies with proper parameter settings.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.6718) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, circuit

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2009
Published: December 24, 2009

Makoto Murakami, Takeshi Seki, and Kazuhiro Oda, "Optical Signal Channel Power Stability in a Transparent Optical Network Using Large-Scale Photonic Cross Connects and Automatic Gain Control EDFAs," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 2, 20-27 (2010)

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