Stackable ROADMs for minimizing lightpath interference during upgrade of in-service WDM networks

Stackable ROADMs for minimizing lightpath interference during upgrade of in-service WDM networks Bidirectional stackable ROADMs (BS-ROADMs) with 3-port optical add/drop multiplexers (OADMs) have been presented for minimizing the lightpath interference during reconfiguration of the ROADMs. The BS-ROADM is constructed by connecting some modules with different wavelengths, and it is reconfigured by adding new modules required in it. The reconfigurations of the BS-ROADMs are done for upgrading the in-service networks to support newly appeared traffic demand. The experimental results presented in this paper clarify that the BS-ROADM can multiplex and demultiplex the wavelengths successfully without limiting the pass-through wavelengths, providing the wavelength transparent networks. The reconfiguration of an in-service BS-ROADM can be made without influencing any lightpath in the network, and this type of BS-ROADMs is used for premium users. However, while adding a new module in comparatively low-cost BS-ROADMs in-service, the transmission break of some lightpaths might be taken place. The investigated transmission break time was limited within recovery time specified in the service level agreement for best-effort transmission, which has strong cost-effectiveness rather than high QoS. This upgradability of the BS-ROADMs adds more flexibility in coarse wavelength division multiplexing networks in terms of scalability and reconfigurability. Photonic Network Communications Springer Journals

Stackable ROADMs for minimizing lightpath interference during upgrade of in-service WDM networks

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Computer Science; Computer Communication Networks; Electrical Engineering; Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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    Fawaz, W.; Daheb, B.; Audouin, O.; Berde, B.; Vigoureux, M.; Du-Pond, M.; Pujolle, G.

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