Network Elements


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Network Elements
1010606Network ElementsMost optical telecom systems rely on fibers. But they rely on much more. The fibers themselves convey the light, but its creation, switching, detection, and management require a number of other components, such as those described in this chapter.Among the topics discussed here are the components that act as the “glue” in these systems. For example, we discuss switches, their performance as a function of bandwidth, and their isolation performance. Similarly, we offer some insight into the operation of Benes and Clos switch architectures and their operation.
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Network Elements, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export