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Tunability Benefit for a Hierarchical Waveband and Wavelength Cross-Connect Node
Yoshiharu MAENO Shigeyuki YANAGIMACHI Rauf IZMAILOV Soichiro ARAKI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
cross-connect, tunability, waveband, wavelength,
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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.