Multicast optical switch（MCS）is according to PLC technology and MEMS technology，which can route any optical input to the output. It’s a key element within the next generation of Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) system.
ROADM is among the Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers (OADMs) that add or remove a number of optical signals from wave length division multiplexing (WDM) transmission network link. The unit may be used in Dense Wave length Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems. It enables for remote configuration and reconfiguration and may redirect add/drop signal wave length. In other words, in the center of the network line, the wave length from the add or drop signal could be reassigned to attain flexible network configuration.
Multicast optical switch（MCS）is among the core devices within the reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplex system. Along with the wave length selective switch (WSS), Multicast switches are created to be utilized in a next-generation ROADM node to attain wave length independent, direction independent, with no conflicts. Directing any wave length to the port may be the wave length independent Accepting input wave length channels from multiple different directions may be the direction independent Capability to drop two identical wavelengths from various directions using it . switch may be the no conflicts. This really is of effective importance to achieving versatility and occasional price of network construction.
The dwelling of MCS
As proven within the figure, two independent MCS units are built-into just one module Each unit consists of M independent 1×16 PLC Splitters and N independent 1×8 MEMS optical switches. M×N MCS helps you to route optical direction from N add(or drop) to M ports.
Using the continuous growth of network scale and also the growing interest in mix nodes and capacity of lower and upper channels, WSS MCS is a smarter option for a brand new generation of CDC-ROADM by telecom operators and system operators. Simple, flexible and unrestricted network resource allocation abilities, and help reduce the operating costs of operators.
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