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The optical Internet: architectures and protocols for the global infrastructure of tomorrow

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We present a high-level overview of the current state of the network architectures, protocols, and technologies that will serve as the seed for the optical Internet. We further propose that a two-way ripple effect of technologies penetrating from the edge to the core and vice versa, and the associated transformations that result, represent the keys to unlock the full potential of an optical Internet

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:39 ,  Issue: 7 )