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Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Metropolitan Area Network Architecture with a "Dual Ring" Configuration
Shiro RYU Joichi MORI
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2000/10/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Issue on Advanced Internetworking based on Photonic Network Technologies)
wavelength division multiplexing, metropolitan area networks, optical add/drop multiplexer, optical communication, optical communication equipment,
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A "dual-ring" network configuration is proposed in wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) metropolitan area network (MAN). In the proposed architecture, a "sub-ring" using two fibers is added to the existing metropolitan WDM ring for flexible and cost effective addition of new nodes.