Dynamically Configurable Optical Networks

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Dr. Heszberger Zalán Tamás
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics

Only optical networks are capable of serving today’s rapidly growing bandwidth needs and speeds in digital data transmission over long distances. The DWDM backbone networks connect every part of whole world by transitin an incredible amount of data.

These networks are based on distinct wavelengths as physical links. The routes formed by wavelengths are built up manually, so the reaction of these networks to the needs is slow, and also needs a major engineering work to adapt. If they were built up automatically, the network could serve the demands much faster and more effectively.

This paper aims to develop a system that leaves the static network design, and with the use of today’s equipement tries to make dinamic swithcing possible.

This requires the better know of the working, and the problems occur in optical networks.

The paper highlights the shortcomings of today’s equipments, and explaines what tools and software colud be used to achieve networks with dinamic switching capabilities.


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