26 July 2001 Almost-all-optical core: motivations and candidate technologies
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Proceedings Volume 4527, Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.434434
Event: ITCom 2001: International Symposium on the Convergence of IT and Communications, 2001, Denver, CO, United States
The deployment of wavelength division multiplexing has increased the demand for optical switching solutions in the core network. Recent developments in a number of emerging optical switching technologies are now making it possible to build new networks where switching of multiwavelength data can be carried out in the optical domain. This development is leading the way to a future core that is mostly optical. This paper looks at the evolution to optical switching and gives a brief overview of the situation of a number of optical switching technologies.
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Tarek S. El-Bawab, Tarek S. El-Bawab, "Almost-all-optical core: motivations and candidate technologies", Proc. SPIE 4527, Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434434; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.434434

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