Scheduled System Maintenance:
Some services will be unavailable Sunday, March 29th through Monday, March 30th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
By Topic

Multicasting optical cross connects employing splitter-and-delivery switch

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
2 Author(s)
Hu, W.S. ; Broadband Opt. Networking Technol. Center, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China ; Zeng, Q.J.

A new splitter-and-delivery (SAD) switch having multicasting capability is proposed. It is best implemented in a single silicon board using planar silica waveguide technology. Less than -40-dB crosstalk is achievable by an auxiliary action of the optical gate. Three optical cross-connect architectures employing the SAD switch are proposed. They are strictly nonblocking and have multicasting capability. Furthermore, they have wavelength or fiber modular structures and are expandable when the number of the fibers and the wavelengths increase a few or by a few times. The expanding method and other important issues are discussed in detail.

Published in:

Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:10 ,  Issue: 7 )