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Impacts of Waveband Capacity and Waveband Add/Drop Ratio on the Performance of ROADM-Ring Connecting Hierarchical Optical Path Cross-Connects

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We analyze the performance of a multiple-ROADM-ring connected network that utilizes Hierarchical Optical Cross-Connects (HOXC). We clarify the impacts of the waveband capacity and waveband add/drop ratio at the HOXC node on the node performance and switch scale.

© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia

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