An optical cross-connect system as a high-speed switching core and its performance analysis

Yongdong Jin, Mohsen Kavehrad

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we study the system performance of an optical cross-connect based on a proposed architecture [1] as an ultra-high-speed switching core in a switching system. We provide some conceptual designs for its implementation. Using the designs, we analyze the system performance, through which the factors degrading the performance are identified. The main issue considered in the paper is crosstalk due to using space division switches which interconnect WDM subcross-connects. Other issues such as power loss, gain saturation effect and spontaneous emission noise of the amplifiers are also considered. Retailed numerical results are presented for a 64 x 64 optical cross-connect system, as an example, with the specified designs based on the proposed architecture. The results show possibility of constructing a 64 x 64 optical cross-connect with existing technologies.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1183-1197
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
    Volume14
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1996

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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