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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1002–1012

Single-layer multigranular optical cross-connect architecture with conversion capability and enhanced flexibility

Christina Tanya Politi, Chris Matrakidis, Alex Stavdas, Damianos Gavalas, and Mike O'Mahony  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 5, Issue 12, pp. 1002-1012 (2006)

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Feature Issue on Waveband Switching, Routing, and Grooming

The rapid advances in WDM technology are expected to bring about tremendous growth in the size of optical cross connects (OXCs). In this context, multigranular OXCs (MG-OXCs) have been suggested as a means of reducing the amount of equipment required. Here we expand the concept of MG-OXCs to include optical packet granularity and review the key building blocks for the advent of MG-OXCs. A single-layer MG-OXC is suggested that offers enhanced flexibility with respect to other single-layer concepts, conversion capability, and good physical performance. Concatenation performance is analytically investigated.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

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Waveband Switching, Routing, and Grooming

Original Manuscript: April 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2006
Published: November 16, 2006

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Waveband Switching, Routing, and Grooming (2006) Journal of Optical Networking

Christina Tanya Politi, Chris Matrakidis, Alex Stavdas, Damianos Gavalas, and Mike O'Mahony, "Single-layer multigranular optical cross-connect architecture with conversion capability and enhanced flexibility," J. Opt. Netw. 5, 1002-1012 (2006)

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