On the design of a 2 log N - 2 WDM optical path cross connect with full permutation capability

Haitham S. Hamza, Jitender S. Deogun

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new Optical path Cross Connect (OXC) architecture for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networks with reduced switching and conversion complexity. The proposed OXC is based on two design principles: bulk wavelength conversion, and single-step space/wavelength switching. Combined power of these two design principles lead to a novel OXC design with minimum number of switches as well as wave-length conversions. The proposed design follows the structure of the well-known Benes network and provides a full-permutation connectivity in both space and wavelength domains using only 2 log 2 N -2 switching stages, and thus, requires N/2 less switching elements (N = FW, where F is the total number of fibers and W that of wavelengths). We investigate the main properties of the proposed design and compare it to well-known existing OXCs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
EventIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

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NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference

Conference

ConferenceIEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period11/27/0612/1/06

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Hamza, H. S., & Deogun, J. S. (2006). On the design of a 2 log N - 2 WDM optical path cross connect with full permutation capability. In IEEE GLOBECOM 2006 - 2006 Global Telecommunications Conference [4151007] (GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/GLOCOM.2006.377