We provide a global overview of current testbed activities on optical switching networks. The considered optical switching techniques provide different switching granularities and cost-performance tradeoffs. Our survey includes many new interesting and experimentally demonstrated features that are likely to lead to standardization, commercial adoption, and revenue generation in the near term.
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Martin Maier, Ammar Hamad, and Martin Herzog, "A Global Overview of Optical Switching Network Testbed Activities," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 4377-4384 (2009)