The photonic transport network (PTN) based on wavelength division multiplexing and wavelength routing technologies plays an important role in large-capacity multimedia communications. The photonic transport system (PTS), which routes or cross-connects multiple wavelengths, is the key network element to realize the PTN. A PTS based on the virtual wavelength path (VWP) concept offers many benefits for network operation. The application of opto-electronic-type wavelength switchable converters to a VWP-PTS is discussed.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 11th Annual Meeting IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, LEOS. Part 2 (of 2) - Orlando, FL, USA|
Duration: 1998 Dec 1 → 1998 Dec 4