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Challenges and opportunities for optical amplifiers in metro optical networks
Author(s): Gregory J. Cowle
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Paper Abstract

Metro optical networks have undergone changes in design in recent years, driven by growing traffic demands and the establishment of new technologies driving network architectures. In this paper the drivers are described and the implications for optical amplifiers used in metro optical networks are discussed. Challenges for performance improvements and cost reduction in current networks driving metro amplifiers today, together with opportunities for future metro amplifiers are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7621, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II, 76210B (22 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848955
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Gregory J. Cowle, JDSU (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7621:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems II
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin Dingel; Achyut Kumar Dutta; Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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