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Introducing optical transparency into core networks with R-OADMs

Geary, N; Bernidaki, G; Antonopoulos, A; Mitchell, JE; (2002) Introducing optical transparency into core networks with R-OADMs. In: London Communications Symposium 2002: University College London 9th-10th September 2002, the 7th Annual London Conference on Communications. (pp. 309 - 312). Communications Engineering Doctorate Centre, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London: London, UK.

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New technologies such as Ultra Long Haul transmission and Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers (R-OADMs) seem set to transform the economics of optical core network architectures as they become commercially available. Together, they allow an important first step towards optic al transparency by allowing transit traffic to pass without regeneration along chains of nodes. This paper looks in detail at how cost savings are achieved through this process, and introduces some of the key network, traffic, and cost parameters influencing the benefits.

Type:Proceedings paper
Title:Introducing optical transparency into core networks with R-OADMs
Publisher version:http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/lcs/previous/LCS2002/lcs2002.html
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Engineering Science Faculty Office

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