A new WDM photonic cross-connect architecture based on Wavelength Exchange Optical Crossbar

Haitham S. Hamza, Jitender S. Deogun

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new WDM photonic switch architecture, called Wavelength Exchange Cross-Connect (WEX). The proposed architecture is based on a new paradigm single-step space switching and wavelength conversion. This paradigm is realized using Wavelength Exchange Optical Cross-bar (WOC) that can be implemented by simultaneous exchange between two optical signals. The WEX architecture eliminates the need for separate wavelength conversion stages that are used in most existing switch architectures. This leads to a switch design with a smaller number of components and simpler control. A systematic method for developing instances of the switch architectures with an arbitrary number of wavelengths and fibers is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR 2005
Pages530-534
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005
Event2005 Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR 2005 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 12 2005May 14 2005

Publication series

Name2005 Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR 2005

Conference

Conference2005 Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing, HPSR 2005
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period5/12/055/14/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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