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High capacity metropolitan area networks must be developed to enable future generations of high-speed multimedia Internet applications and services. This paper discusses emerging issues in the development of future optical metropolitan area networks and describes the pioneering research at Stanford University to address some of them. In particular, the HORNET project, which boasts a new architecture and novel subsystems for next generation high capacity metropolitan networks, is featured in this paper.
Signals, Systems and Computers, 2001. Conference Record of the Thirty-Fifth Asilomar Conference on (Volume:1 )
Date of Conference: 4-7 Nov. 2001