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Error rate degradation due to switch crosstalk in large modular switched optical networks

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2 Author(s)
Saxtoft, C. ; Electromagn. Inst., Tech. Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark ; Chidgey, P.

A theoretical model of an optical network incorporating wavelength selective elements, amplifiers, couplers and switches is presented. The model is used to evaluate a large modular switch optical network that provides the capability of adapting easily to changes in network traffic requirements. The network dimensions are shown to be limited by the optical crosstalk in the switch matrices and by the polarization dependent loss in the optical components.<>

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Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 7 )