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Architectural options for metropolitan-area WDM networks
Author(s): Cedric F. Lam; C. K. Weng; K. T. Tsai; Chao-Xiang Shi; Winston I. Way
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Paper Abstract

The proliferation of fiber optic technologies and rapid improvement in component price to performance ratio has opened a wide space for architecting metro scale optical networks. At the same time, the recent slowdown of the telecommunication industry has made it difficult for equipment vendors to differentiate themselves while still meeting the cost objectives. In this presentation, we review the architectures and technologies used to construct metro optical networks and discuss the implications of recent component development on network architectures. The trade-offs of different approaches will be compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4908, Metro and Access Networks II, (22 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.480733
Show Author Affiliations
Cedric F. Lam, Opvista Inc. (United States)
C. K. Weng, Opvista Inc. (United States)
K. T. Tsai, Opvista Inc. (United States)
Chao-Xiang Shi, Opvista Inc. (United States)
Winston I. Way, Opvista Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4908:
Metro and Access Networks II
Wanyi Gu; Cedric F. Lam; Yuan-Hao Lin, Editor(s)

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