Optical Fibers: Networks

Authored by: Pascal Lorenz , Mário Marques Freire , Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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This entry provides an overview of fiber-optic networks. Concerning second-generation networks, particular attention is paid to broadcast and select networks and wavelength-routing networks. In third-generation networks, GMPLS and OBS networks are considered. Some first-generation networks with increasing interest are also considered such as the optical Ethernet and SANs.

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