A new alien wavelength architecture proposed for long-haul IP over WDM networks is compared against traditional transponder-based WDM. Operational impact and network economics are provided, showing minimal network benefit.
© 2009 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4254) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, combinatorial network design
(060.4256) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, network optimization
S. Melle, G. Bennett, C. Liou, C. Villamizar, and V. Vusirikala, "Alien Wavelength Transport: An Operational and Economic Analysis," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper NThF2.
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