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Automatic routing in DWDM transport networks: concepts and field trials
Author(s): Alexander Richter; Wolfgang Fischler; Thomas Buchberger; Andreas Buchwieser; Bernd Stilling; Berthold Lankl
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present concepts and field trails of automatically switched DWDM networks (ASON). One test network was part of the German field trial "KomNet". The other network is developed and will be tested in the "CAPRICORN" project, a project in the framework of IST (European Community). We focus our investigations on the photonic layer and show results of our experiments on the performance of the network control plane. Each testbed consists of 4 optical cross connects (OXC) in an optically meshed network configuration for the metropolitan and regional area. The main goals are to demonstrate in the field an optical network managed by a control plane and to investigate the functionality of automatically switched transparent optical networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4908, Metro and Access Networks II, (22 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.480735
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Richter, Siemens AG (Germany)
Wolfgang Fischler, Siemens AG (Germany)
Thomas Buchberger, Siemens AG (Germany)
Andreas Buchwieser, Siemens AG (Germany)
Bernd Stilling, Siemens AG (Germany)
Berthold Lankl, Siemens AG (Germany)


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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