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Applications of switch matrices in metro optical networking
Author(s): K. Grobe
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Paper Abstract

Transparent optical networks are replacing SONET/SDH in metropolitan and regional areas. They must offer protection, switching/routing, and performance monitoring capabilities. These functionalities can be provided by optical switching matrices that switch either fibers, groups of wavelengths, or single wavelengths. These switches can be used for rapid fiber or service provisioning, and for enhanced networking functionalities. Several applications are discussed hereinafter. Examples are fiber cross connects, flexible optical add/drop multiplexers, shared optical protection rings, and shared performance monitoring.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4527, Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434439
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K. Grobe, ADVA AG Optical Networking (Germany)


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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