Chapter 15

ROADM-Node Architectures for Reconfigurable Photonic Networks

Sheryl L. Woodwarda, 1, Mark D. Feuera, 2 and Paparao Palacharlab, 3,    aAT&T Labs-Research, 200 Laurel Ave, South Middletown, NJ, USA, bFujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. 2801 Telecom Parkway, Richardson, TX, USA, 1sheri@research.att.com, 2mdfeuer@research.att.com, 3Paparao.Palacharla@us.fujitsu.com

Acknowledgments

We are indebted to our colleagues at AT&T and Fujitsu for years of fruitful collaboration.

Summary

The history of optical communications is often organized into generations, defined by technology innovations such as Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM) and the Erbium-Doped-Fiber Amplifier (EDFA), which together enabled a rapid reduction in cost per bit and ...

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