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Architecture for a class of scalable optical cross-connects

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : First International Conference on Broadband Networks

Source : First International Conference on Broadband Networks (2004)

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Keywords : Communication switching, Computer architecture, fiber scalability, limited-range wavelength converter, micro-optics, Monitoring, Optical fiber communication, optical fiber networks, optical fibre networks, optical switches, Optical wavelength conversion, scalable optical cross-connect, three-dimensional micro-opto-electro-mechanical system technology, Wavelength conversion, Wavelength division multiplexing, Wavelength routing, wavelength scalability, wavelength to fiber ratio

Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Electronics and Communication

Year : 2004

Abstract : A new class of optical cross-connects (OXCs) is being proposed. These OXCs are highly scalable and possess the flexibility of 3-stage Clos networks so that various non-blocking properties, viz., rearrangeably nonblocking and strictly nonblocking (SNB) can be obtained from the same architecture. They are well-suited to implement SNB OXCs with high values of wavelength to fiber ratio, require lesser number of blocks than Clos network and support both fiber and wavelength scalability. The OXCs when implemented in three-dimensional micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (3D MOEMS) technology provide greater advantages. A specific instance of the class of architectures is suitable for limited-range wavelength converters.

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj Kumar Panda, Venkatesh, T., Sridhar, V., and Singh, Y. N., “Architecture for a class of scalable optical cross-connects”, First International Conference on Broadband Networks. 2004.

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