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Evolution of photonic network technologies
Author(s): Tetsuo Takahashi
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes photonic network technologies from the viewpoint of optical switching functionality and photonic network transparency, and presents an analysis of the various types of current photonic nodes. The analysis results show that the most important choice is whether or not the photonic network node system is constructed in an optically transparent manner. This paper also describes various types of photonic node architecture. Regarding the optical add drop multiplexing (OADM) system, the merits of the reconfigurable OADM (ROADM) are precisely analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV, 63540E (28 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.691480
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Tetsuo Takahashi, NTT Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6354:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV
Yong Hyub Won; Gee-Kung Chang; Ken-ichi Sato; Jian Wu, Editor(s)

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