An all-optical grooming switch for interconnecting access and metro ring networks

Bonk, R.; Vorreau, Philipp; Hillerkuss, David; Freude, Wolfgang; Zarris, George; Simeonidou, Dimitra; Parmigiani, Francesca; Petropoulos, Periklis; Weerasuriya, R.; Ibrahim, Selwan K.; Ellis, Andrew D.; Klonidis, D.; Tomkos, Ioannis and Leuthold, Juerg An all-optical grooming switch for interconnecting access and metro ring networks. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 3 (3), pp. 206-214.

Abstract

A regenerative all-optical grooming switch for interconnecting 130 Gbit/s on-off keying (OOK) metro/core ring and 43 Gbit/s-OOK metro/access ring networks with switching functionality in time, space, and wavelength domains is demonstrated. Key functionalities of the switch are traffic aggregation with time-slot interchanging functionality, optical time division multiplexing (OTDM) to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) demultiplexing, and multi-wavelength 2R regeneration. Laboratory and field demonstrations show the excellent performance of the new concept with error-free signal transmission and Q-factors above 20 dB.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/JOCN.3.000206
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Networks and Communications

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