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Survivable WDM/SDM ring for metropolitan networks
Author(s): Simo K. T. Tammela; Jaakko Aarnio; Ari Tervonen
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Paper Abstract

We present a new survivable, reconfigurable wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) ring architecture for the metropolitan area or regional networks. It uses bi- directional WDM and space division multiplexing with simple switches for 1 + 1 protection at optical channel layer. The ring can be realized with available technology at relatively low cost. This architecture has advantages in scalability and reconfigurability. Achievable ring sizes are studied, and adaptability to varying traffic needs, utilizing multi-hop connections, is evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3531, All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327084
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Simo K. T. Tammela, VTT Electronics (Finland)
Jaakko Aarnio, Nokia Research Ctr. (Finland)
Ari Tervonen, Nokia Research Ctr. (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3531:
All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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