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In order to support the continuous growth of transmission capacity demand, optical packet switching technology is emerging as a strong candidate, promising to allow fast dynamic allocation of wavelength-division multiplexing (channels, combined with a high degree of statistical resource sharing). This work addresses the design of optical switch architectures, based on previous proposals available in the technical literature that use an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) device to route packets. Since the port number of currently available AWGs is a limiting factor, we propose two new modified structures which better exploit the switching capability of this component in the wavelength domain. Since a limited hardware complexity is a key requirement for all-optical switches, due to the high cost of optical components, these different node configurations are compared in terms of complexity. Traffic performance of these new structures in a full optical packet switching scenario is also examined.