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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 26 — Dec. 12, 2011
  • pp: B235–B241

Field trial of a 1.5 Tb/s adaptive and gridless OXC supporting elastic 1000-fold all-optical bandwidth granularity

N. Amaya, G. S. Zervas, B. Rahimzadeh Rofoee, M. Irfan, Y. Qin, and D. Simeonidou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 26, pp. B235-B241 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.00B235


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Abstract

An adaptive gridless OXC is implemented using a 3D-MEMS optical backplane plus optical modules (sub-systems) that provide elastic spectrum and time switching functionality. The OXC adapts its architecture on demand to fulfill the switching requirements of incoming traffic. The system is implemented in a seven-node network linked by installed fiber and is shown to provide suitable architectures on demand for three scenarios with increasing traffic and switching complexity. In the most complex scenario, signals of mixed bit-rates and modulation formats are successfully switched with flexible per-channel allocation of spectrum, time and space, achieving over 1000-fold bandwidth granularity and 1.5 Tb/s throughput with good end-to-end performance.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications

ToC Category:
Backbone and Core Networks

History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

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European Conference on Optical Communication 2011 (2011) Optics Express

Citation
N. Amaya, G. S. Zervas, B. Rahimzadeh Rofoee, M. Irfan, Y. Qin, and D. Simeonidou, "Field trial of a 1.5 Tb/s adaptive and gridless OXC supporting elastic 1000-fold all-optical bandwidth granularity," Opt. Express 19, B235-B241 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-26-B235


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