Abstract

Dynamic photonic networks rely on colorless, non-directional Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) nodes to enable rapid re-routing of wavelength channels without optoelectronic conversion. We report numerical simulations of the wavelength contention that can occur in such multi-degree ROADM nodes. Intra-node blocking rates and transponder utilization are computed for node designs with and without a client-side fiber cross-connect, and both are compared to results predicted for an ideally contention-free ROADM.

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2006

A. A. M. Saleh, J. M. Simmons, "Evolution toward the next-generation core optical network," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 3303-3321 (2006).

E. B. Basch, R. Gregorov, S. Gringeri, S. Elby, "Architectureal tradeoffs for reconfigurable dense wavelength-division multiplexing systems," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 12, 615-626 (2006).

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron.

E. B. Basch, R. Gregorov, S. Gringeri, S. Elby, "Architectureal tradeoffs for reconfigurable dense wavelength-division multiplexing systems," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 12, 615-626 (2006).

J. Lightw. Technol.

A. A. M. Saleh, J. M. Simmons, "Evolution toward the next-generation core optical network," J. Lightw. Technol. 24, 3303-3321 (2006).

Other

S. L. Woodward, M. D. Feuer, J. Calvitti, K. Falta, J. M. Verdiell, "A high-degree photonic cross-connect for transparent networking, flexible provisioning & capacity growth," Proc. Eur. Conf. Opt. Commun. (2006).

M. D. Feuer, D. C. Kilper, S. L. Woodward, ROADMs and Their System Applications (Elsevier, 2008).

S. L. Woodward, M. D. Feuer, J. L. Jackel, A. Agarwal, "Massively-scaleable highly-dynamic optical node design," Tech. Dig. OFC/NFOEC (2010).

X. J. Zhang, M. Birk, A. Chiu, R. Doverspike, M. D. Feuer, P. Magill, E. Mavrogiorgis, J. Pastor, S. L. Woodward, J. Yates, "Bridge-and-roll demonstration in GRIPhoN (globally reconfigurable intelligent photonic network)," Tech. Dig. OFC/NFOEC (2010).

J. Chen, J. Jacob, C. Santivanez, J. Ho, K. Rauschenbach, D. Wood, "En route to grouping-constraint free, colorless directionless ROADMs," Tech. Dig. OFC/NFOEC (2010).

V. Kaman, "Multi-degree ROADMs with agile add-drop access," Photonics in Switching (2007).

S. Thiagarajan, "Direction-independent add/drop access for multi-degree ROADMs," Tech. Dig. OFC/NFOEC (2008).

S. L. Woodward, M. D. Feuer, P. Palacharla, X. Wang, I. Kim, D. Bihon, "Intra-node contention in a dynamic, colorless, non-directional ROADM," Tech. Dig. OFC/NFOEC (2010).

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