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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 478–487

A large-scale photonic node architecture that utilizes interconnected OXC subsystems

Yuto Iwai, Hiroshi Hasegawa, and Ken-ichi Sato  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 478-487 (2013)

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We propose a novel photonic node architecture that is composed of interconnected small-scale optical cross-connect subsystems. We also developed an efficient dynamic network control algorithm that complies with a restriction on the number of intra-node fibers used for subsystem interconnection. Numerical evaluations verify that the proposed architecture offers almost the same performance as the equivalent single large-scale cross-connect switch, while enabling substantial hardware scale reductions.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.4251) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, assignment and routing algorithms

ToC Category:
Backbone and Core Networks

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2012 (2012) Optics Express

Yuto Iwai, Hiroshi Hasegawa, and Ken-ichi Sato, "A large-scale photonic node architecture that utilizes interconnected OXC subsystems," Opt. Express 21, 478-487 (2013)

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