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WSS technology for the next generation ROADM networks
Author(s): Gil Cohen; Krishna Bala
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the requirements of the next generation dynamic mesh type reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) networks carrying optical channels at 100Gb/s and higher data rates. Liquid crystal (LC) and 1-axis Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for scalable and flexible wavelength selective switches (WSS) devices for these networks is highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2011
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7959, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems III, 79590G (25 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.881250
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Gil Cohen, Oclaro, Inc. (United States)
Krishna Bala, Oclaro, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7959:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems III
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin Dingel; Achyut Kumar Dutta; Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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