We propose a design method for mixed-line-rate (MLR) optical networks with transceivers employing different modulation formats. Our results demonstrate the tradeoff between a transceiver’s cost and its optical reach in overall network design.
© 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
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
A. Nag, M. Tornatore, and B. Mukherjee, "Optical Network Design with Mixed Line Rates and Multiple Modulation Formats," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper PDPD2.
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