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Photonic network R and D activities in Japan
Author(s): Ken-ichi Kitayama; Tetsuya Miki; Toshio Morioka; Hideaki Tsushima; Masafumi Koga; Kazuyuki Mori; Soichiro Araki; Ken-ichi Sato; Hiroshi Onaka; Shu Namiki; Tomonori Aovama
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Paper Abstract

R and D activities on photonic networks in Japan are presented. First, milestones in current, ongoing R and D programs supported by Japanese government agencies are introduced, including long-distance and WDM fiber transmission, wavelength routing, optical burst switching, and control plane technology for IP backbone networks. Their goal was set to evolve a legacy telecommunications network to IP over WDM networks by introducing technologies for WDM and wavelength routing. We then discuss the perspectives of so-called PHASE II R and D programs for photonic networks over the next five years until 2010, by focusing on the report which has been recently issued by the Photonic Internet Forum (PIF), a consortium that has major carriers, telecom vendors, and Japanese academics as members. The PHASE II R and D programs should serve to establish a photonic platform to provide abundant bandwidth on demand, at any time on a real-time basis through the customer's initiative, to promote bandwidth-rich applications, such as grid computing, real-time digital-cinema streaming, medical and educational applications, and network storage in e-commerce.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6022, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III, 60221M (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.635576
Show Author Affiliations
Ken-ichi Kitayama, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Tetsuya Miki, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Toshio Morioka, NTT Network Innovation Labs. (Japan)
Hideaki Tsushima, Hitachi Communications (Japan)
Masafumi Koga, NTT Network Innovation Labs. (Japan)
Kazuyuki Mori, Fujitsu Ltd. (Japan)
Soichiro Araki, System Platforms Research Labs., NEC (Japan)
Ken-ichi Sato, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Onaka, Fujitsu Labs. (Japan)
Shu Namiki, Furukawa Electric Co. (Japan)
Tomonori Aovama, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6022:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications III
Kwok-wai Cheung; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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