Tunability Benefit for a Hierarchical Waveband and Wavelength Cross-Connect Node

Yoshiharu MAENO  Shigeyuki YANAGIMACHI  Rauf IZMAILOV  Soichiro ARAKI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E86-B   No.8   pp.2532-2534
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Switching
Keyword: 
cross-connect,  tunability,  waveband,  wavelength,  

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Summary: 
We propose a hierarchical cross-connect node employing tunable waveband aggregators on the internal links. In a square grid network, the number of the switch ports for the internal links is reduced by 40 to 60% when the number of nodes is 50.