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Prospects and Challenges of Multi-Layer Optical Networks
Ken-ichi SATO Hiroshi HASEGAWA
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2007/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: SURVEY PAPER (Special Section on Feature Topics on Latest Trends in Optical Networks)
Category: Traffic Engineering and Multi-Layer Networking
optical path, waveband, photonic network, multi-layer optical paths, optical cross-connect,
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This paper investigates the prospects and challenges of hierarchical optical path networks. The merits and issues of introducing higher order optical paths are elucidated. State of the art of the key enabling technologies are demonstrated including hierarchical optical cross-connect switch architectures, hierarchical optical path network design algorithms, a newly developed waveband filter, and waveband conversion technologies.