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Advanced photonic integration and the revolution in optical networks
Author(s): Alan C. Nilsson; Geoffrey S. Bennett; David F. Welch
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Paper Abstract

Advanced Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) have changed the way capacity is added to optical networks. This paper outlines the operational challenges of scaling WDM optical networks to support Internet growth rates using traditional approaches. It describes the advantages PIC-based solutions offer in terms of size, simplicity, power consumption, and reliability. Future directions enabled by advanced photonic integration are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7221, Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX, 722102 (12 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813539
Show Author Affiliations
Alan C. Nilsson, Infinera Corp. (United States)
Geoffrey S. Bennett, Infinera Corp. (United States)
David F. Welch, Infinera Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7221:
Photonics Packaging, Integration, and Interconnects IX
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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