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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard Barry
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Jun. 12, 2002
  • pp: 206–216

Nonblocking space–wavelength networks with wave-mixing frequency conversion

Abel Dasylva, Delfin Montuno, and Prasad Kodaypak  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 206-216 (2002)

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We describe what we believe to be new designs for all-optical cross connects, capable of wavelength conversion. They are based on two-dimensional, space–wavelength, Benes or Cantor topologies, and they exploit cascaded wave-mixing bulk frequency conversion. In these cross connects many channels at distinct frequencies can be simultaneously frequency translated in a common wave-mixing device, and a given lightpath may be converted many times between its input and output. The new wavelength-interchanging cross connects are nonblocking and require O{F log2 W[log2(FW)]n} wave-mixing converters, where n = 0, 1.

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(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks

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Original Manuscript: May 6, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2002
Published: June 12, 2002

Abel Dasylva, Delfin Montuno, and Prasad Kodaypak, "Nonblocking space–wavelength networks with wave-mixing frequency conversion," J. Opt. Netw. 1, 206-216 (2002)

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