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Almost-all-optical core: motivations and candidate technologies
Author(s): Tarek S. El-Bawab
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Paper Abstract

The deployment of wavelength division multiplexing has increased the demand for optical switching solutions in the core network. Recent developments in a number of emerging optical switching technologies are now making it possible to build new networks where switching of multiwavelength data can be carried out in the optical domain. This development is leading the way to a future core that is mostly optical. This paper looks at the evolution to optical switching and gives a brief overview of the situation of a number of optical switching technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4527, Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434434
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Tarek S. El-Bawab, Alcatel USA (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4527:
Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet
Anura P. Jayasumana; V. Chandrasekar, Editor(s)

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