Inband crosstalk analysis of wavelength-routing-based photonic packet buffers

Wei Fang, Wen De Zhong, Xiaoke Yi, Chao Lu

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Crosstalk accumulates as optical packets pass through imperfect wavelength-division-multiplexing components, resulting in performance degradation. We investigate and analyze how inband crosstalk is generated and accumulated in wavelength-routing-based photonic packet buffers (WRPPB). We show that the number of inband crosstalk elements arising from the WRPPB buffer can be approximated by a binomial distribution and examine the impact of inband crosstalk on the bit-error rate and the power penalty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1317
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Arrayed waveguide grating (AWG)
  • Inband crosstalk
  • Optical buffer
  • Photonic packet switching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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