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The integration of ROADMs into next generation metro optical network
Author(s): Choudhury A. Al Sayeed; Alex Vukovic; Oliver W. W. Yang; Heng Hua; Thao Nguyen
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Paper Abstract

Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs) are going to change the landscape for future metro optical networks. In this paper, we present the detailed design layouts for next generation metro optical network equipped with the most advanced 3rd generation ROADM modules. Mathematical equations have been developed to design complex network architecture based on traffic demand and the characteristics of network equipments. Our proposed design layout for next generation network alleviates some conventional design concepts that will ultimately reduce the capital- and operational-expenditure for the overall network.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6343, Photonics North 2006, 63433F (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.708008
Show Author Affiliations
Choudhury A. Al Sayeed, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Alex Vukovic, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Oliver W. W. Yang, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Heng Hua, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Thao Nguyen, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6343:
Photonics North 2006
Pierre Mathieu, Editor(s)

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