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DWDM switching with network photonics CrossWave technology: the third-generation optical switching technology
Author(s): Steven Georgis
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Paper Abstract

CrossWave$TM) multiplexed domain switches enable low cost, simple, reliable and scalable architectures for a wide variety of wavelength selective cross connects, dynamically reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers and hybrid optical core switches. As DWDM becomes ubiquitous in long haul and metro core networks, carriers are looking to optical switching to manage the ever-growing number of wavelengths and to automate wavelength routing, restoration and grooming. To meet these requirements, optical core switches (OCSs) need to scale to accommodate high wavelength counts, high TDM bit rates and various types of transport protocols such as SONET and GbE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4582, Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection, (18 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445092
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Steven Georgis, Network Photonics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4582:
Optical Switching and Optical Interconnection
Lih-Yuan Lin; Shulian Zhang, Editor(s)

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