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Reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (R-OADMs): a key network element for the all-optical network
Author(s): David Wang; Yan Bin Shao; Qing Shao
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Paper Abstract

R-OADMs are a key network element in next generation all-optical networks with applications in both metro and long-haul systems. R-OADMs enable dynamic connectivity in optical networks, enhance network efficiency, make automatic provisioning possible and increase network survivability. They also reduce the network management and operation costs. Switching R-OADMs utilize field-proven technology and components, offering a reliable, low cost solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4907, Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection II, (3 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482289
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David Wang, Oplink Communications, Inc. (United States)
Yan Bin Shao, Oplink Communications, Inc. (United States)
Qing Shao, Oplink Communications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4907:
Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection II
Lih-Yuan Lin; Yimo Zhang; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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