Performance of WDM transport networks
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
1081 - 1096
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Wavelength division multiplexed point-to-point transport is becoming commonplace in wide area networks. With the expectation that the next step is end-to-end networking of wavelengths (in the optical domain without conversion to electronics), there is a need for new design techniques, a new understanding of the performance issues, and a new performance evaluation methodology in such networks. This paper describes approaches to that end, summarizes research results, and points to open problems.
Transparent optical networks
Wavelength division multiplexing
Optical frequency conversion
Fiber optic networks
Published Version (Please cite this version)http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/49.725180
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