Performance Evaluation of OXC Architectures Equipped with Limited-Range Wavelength Converters

Vincenzo ERAMO  Marco LISTANTI  Federico GASPERINI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.2   pp.762-765
Publication Date: 2005/02/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.2.762
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Fiber-Optic Transmission for Communications
Keyword: 
optical cross connect,  limited-range wavelength converter,  wavelength division multiplexing,  optimum wavelength assignment,  random wavelength assignment,  

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Summary: 
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.