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Scalability of Full-Mesh WDM AWG-STAR Network
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2003/05/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Issue on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications)
Category: OECC Awarded Paper
full-mesh, WDM, AWG, wavelength routing, scalability,
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This paper describes the scalability of a full-mesh wavelength division multiplexing star-structure network based on an arrayed-waveguide grating router (AWG-STAR). The scalability of the network is examined experimentally. A power penalty of 0.1dB is obtained with a 32-node network and an estimated scalability of up to 100 nodes is confirmed.