Transparent Nodes. Yes, but to what extent ?

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zami, Thierry; Morea, Annalisa (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France)
Lavigne, Bruno; Lefrançois, Mathieu (Alcatel-Lucent Optics Division, Route de Villejust, 91620 Nozay, France)

While reconfigurable transparent WDM networks are now a reality, this paper reviews how optical nodes impact the connection reach in a context of increasing spectral efficiency while filtering and crosstalk become key parameters.