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Optical networking technologies: what worked and what didn't

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1 Author(s)
Ramaswami, R. ; Cisco Syst., San Jose, CA

This article takes a broad look at a variety of optical network technologies that have been developed over the past two decades and comments on why some were successful in the real world while others have yet to make it beyond research laboratories or paper publications. We describe each technology briefly and then offer possible explanations for its rapid or slow adoption by the industry

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 9 )