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Colorless, Directionless and Contentionless multi-degree ROADM architecture for mesh optical networks

DOI: 10.1109/COMSNETS.2010.5431987 Conference: Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), 2010 Second International Conference on
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A Colorless and Directionless (C&D) ROADM architecture has empowered today's networks with the much needed flexibility and scalability to handle the unpredictable high bandwidth demands, provide any-to-any connectivity and provision new services without disrupting the existing ones. In this paper, we realize the C&D ROADM architectures using PXC and WSS at a multi-degree node. We then evaluate both the architectures based on the various advantages offered by them. We also discuss some of the drawbacks of the two architectures. Subsequently, we propose a Colorless, Directionless and Contentionless (CD&C) architecture which combines the features offered by both the C&D architectures. Finally, we discuss practical implementation issues of the proposed architecture.

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    • "In order to reduce the number of required ports, and consequently the cost and control complexity , multigranular OXC (MG-OXC) has been proposed in [7], which performs fiber, waveband, or wavelength switching. Similarly, colorless, directionless, and contentionless reconfigurable optical add–drop multiplexer (CDC-ROADM) architectures have been proposed in [8] [9] [10] [11]. In CDC-ROADMs, ports are not associated with any specific wavelength or node degree and multiple ports can simultaneously add/drop different channels at the same wavelength. "
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