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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editors: K. Bergman and V. Chan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 206–214

An All-Optical Grooming Switch for Interconnecting Access and Metro Ring Networks [Invited]

R. Bonk, P. Vorreau, D. Hillerkuss, W. Freude, G. Zarris, D. Simeonidou, F. Parmigiani, P. Petropoulos, R. Weerasuriya, S. Ibrahim, A. D. Ellis, D. Klonidis, I. Tomkos, and J. Leuthold  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 206-214 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.3.000206


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Abstract

A regenerative all-optical grooming switch for interconnecting 130 Gbit/s on–off keying (OOK) metro/core ring and 43 Gbit/s-OOK metro/access ring networks with switching functionality in time, space, and wavelength domains is demonstrated. Key functionalities of the switch are traffic aggregation with time-slot interchanging functionality, optical time division multiplexing (OTDM) to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) demultiplexing, and multi-wavelength 2 R  regeneration. Laboratory and field demonstrations show the excellent performance of the new concept with error-free signal transmission and Q-factors above 20 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2010
Published: February 28, 2011

Citation
R. Bonk, P. Vorreau, D. Hillerkuss, W. Freude, G. Zarris, D. Simeonidou, F. Parmigiani, P. Petropoulos, R. Weerasuriya, S. Ibrahim, A. D. Ellis, D. Klonidis, I. Tomkos, and J. Leuthold, "An All-Optical Grooming Switch for Interconnecting Access and Metro Ring Networks [Invited]," J. Opt. Commun. Netw. 3, 206-214 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jocn/abstract.cfm?URI=jocn-3-3-206


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