Switch Architecture with Wavelength Conversion in Optical Networks
In this paper, we analyze the optical network with wavelength conversion, and discuss the architecture of network with wavelength converter in its node. The optical cross connects technology for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) is rapidly developing. Wavelength conversion is one of the key techniques for switch WDM optical networks. The wavelength conversion technology can achieve wavelength reuse, decrease wavelength competition, enhance network flexibility and scalability, and simplify network structure and management. The results show that If these cross-connectors feature integrated with wavelength conversion, network will be better able to play the full potential of WDM optical networks.
N. Zhang "Switch Architecture with Wavelength Conversion in Optical Networks", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 474-476, pp. 1479-1482, 2011