We discuss operational considerations of implementing alien wavelengths over an open DWDM network, using advanced DWDM system capabilities. We demonstrate feasibility of this solution using a commercial management tool and DWDM system.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(060.4259) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, packet-switched
O. A. Gerstel, R. Cassata, L. Paraschis, and W. Wakim, "Operational Solutions for an Open DWDM Layer," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper NThF1.
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