A New Optical Path Cross-Connect System Architecture Utilizing Delivery and Coupling Matrix Switch

Satoru OKAMOTO  Atsushi WATANABE  Ken-ichi SATO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E77-B    No.10    pp.1272-1274
Publication Date: 1994/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical Communication
optical communication,  optical path network,  cross-connect system,  photonic switching,  

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A new optical path cross-connect system architecture (OPXC) based on delivery and coupling matrix switches is described. This OPXC provides the maximum compatibility for a wavelength path (WP) network and a virtual wavelength path (VWP) network. In other words, the proposed architecture easily evolves from WP-OPXC to VWP-OPXC. This salient feature can not been achieved with conventional OPXCs. Another attractive feature of this OPXC is its high modularity for OPXC capacity expansion.