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Performance Evaluation of OXC Architectures Equipped with Limited-Range Wavelength Converters
Vincenzo ERAMO Marco LISTANTI Federico GASPERINI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2005/02/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
optical cross connect, limited-range wavelength converter, wavelength division multiplexing, optimum wavelength assignment, random wavelength assignment,
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In this letter, we evaluate the performance of Optical Cross Connect (OXC) architectures equipped with limited-range wavelength converters. Performance will be evaluated according to both an optimum and a random output wavelength assignment strategy. Analytical and simulation results show the possibility to reduce the conversion degree of the Wavelength Converters while keeping network performance high.