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Towards a transparent network
Author(s): Peter Cochrane
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Paper Abstract

Optical technology is now dominant in long haul communications networks and globally transports >50% of all traffic. The new optical devices and transmission systems now emerging offer revolutionary network options that could eclipse all previous operational gains. Specifically, coherent optics will allow very high traffic densities per fibre and optical amplifiers offer the possibility of full network transparency. Future long haul networks are thus likely to require far less hardware and control, but will offer a far greater utility and reliability than at present.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1314, Fibre Optics '90, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21957
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Peter Cochrane, British Telecom Research Labs. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1314:
Fibre Optics '90
P. McGeehin, Editor(s)

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