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Research forefronts in optical networking
Author(s): Vincent W. S. Chan
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Paper Abstract

Present-day data networks are being challenged by the relentless growth of bandwidth demand. Most of this future growth, however, is not arising from more users with the same application bandwidth demands, but rather from the dramatic increase in bandwidth demand of emerging applications. The compounding of these two trends has set the stage for optical networking technology to make significant contributions in next-generation data network architecture. In this talk, we will explore key research problems of optical network architecture (such as flow switching) that, if properly exploited, will enable significant growth and cost-effective scalability of next-generation data networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7136, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI, 713624 (11 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.810736
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Vincent W. S. Chan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7136:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems VI
Ken-ichi Kitayama; Pierpaolo C. Ghiggino; Kim Roberts; Yikai Su, Editor(s)

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