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Benefits and challenges in transparent optical networks
Author(s): Stefan Herbst; Joerg-Peter Elbers; Cornelius Fuerst; Helmut Griesser; Horst Wernz; Christoph Glingener
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Paper Abstract

This paper explains benefits and challenges of future transparent optical networks. With a special focus on new transmitter/receiver designs, it discusses the key components enabling transparency. The challenges in the system design of such networks are also addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5596, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking III, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.572975
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Stefan Herbst, Marconi Corp. plc (Germany)
Joerg-Peter Elbers, Marconi Corp. plc (Germany)
Cornelius Fuerst, Marconi Corp. plc (Germany)
Helmut Griesser, Marconi Corp. plc (Germany)
Horst Wernz, Marconi Corp. plc (Germany)
Christoph Glingener, Marconi Corp. plc (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5596:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking III
Benjamin B. Dingel; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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