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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 15173–15185

Optical grooming switch with regenerative functionality for transparent interconnection of networks

P. Vorreau, S. Sygletos, F. Parmigiani, D. Hillerkuss, R. Bonk, P. Petropoulos, D. J. Richardson, G. Zarris, D. Simeonidou, D. Klonidis, I. Tomkos, R. Weerasuriya, S. Ibrahim, A. D. Ellis, D. Cotter, R. Morais, P. Monteiro, S. Ben Ezra, S. Tsadka, W. Freude, and J. Leuthold  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 15173-15185 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.015173


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Abstract

We demonstrate a regenerative optical grooming switch for buffer-less interconnection of metro/access and metro/core ring networks with switching functionality in time, space and wavelength domain. Key functionalities of the router are the traffic aggregation with time-slot interchanging (TSI) functionality, the WDM-to-ODTM multiplexing and the OTDM-to-WDM demultiplexing of high-speed channel into lower bit-rate tributaries as well as multi-wavelength all-optical 2R regeneration of several higher-speed signals. BER and Q-factor measurements of different switching scenarios show excellent performance with no error floor and Q-factors above 21 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.6718) Fiber optics and optical communications : Switching, circuit

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2009
Published: August 12, 2009

Citation
P. Vorreau, S. Sygletos, F. Parmigiani, D. Hillerkuss, R. Bonk, P. Petropoulos, D. J. Richardson, G. Zarris, D. Simeonidou, D. Klonidis, I. Tomkos, R. Weerasuriya, S. Ibrahim, A. D. Ellis, D. Cotter, R. Morais, P. Monteiro, S. Ben Ezra, S. Tsadka, W. Freude, and J. Leuthold, "Optical grooming switch with regenerative functionality for transparent interconnection of networks," Opt. Express 17, 15173-15185 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-17-15173


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