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Design and Simulation of Filterless Optical Networks: Problem Definition and Performance Evaluation

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6 Author(s)
Archambault, E. ; Ecole de Technol. Super., Montréal, QC, Canada ; O'Brien, D. ; Tremblay, C. ; Gagnon, F.
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Filterless optical networks based on advanced transmission technologies and passive optical interconnections between nodes offer a lower-cost alternative to optical networks based on active photonic switching. A design and simulation platform is proposed for studying these novel network architectures and looking at their performance characteristics. Simulation results are presented for three reference network topologies, along with a comparative cost and performance study of active photonic and passive filterless optical network solutions.

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Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA Journal of  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 8 )