Network Performance Simulation of Novel Joint Multicasting Capable Optical Cross-Connect Based on Space- and Frequency-Splitters

Yunfeng PENG  Weiqiang SUN  Weisheng HU  Yaohui JIN  Chunlei ZHANG  Peigang HU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.1   pp.203-205
Publication Date: 2006/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.1.203
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Switching for Communications
Keyword: 
multicasting,  multicasting capable optical cross-connect (MC-OXC),  space splitter,  frequency splitter,  

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Summary: 
The network performance of a single joint multicasting capable optical cross-connect (jMC-OXC) integrating both space- and frequency-splitters is simulated. The results show that the jMC-OXC architecture with limited frequency-splitters can obtain a close performance to that with full frequency splitters. The improvement offered by jMC-OXCs on the performance of multicasting routing is also discussed.