Amplifiers and network elements in the Metro environment

  title={Amplifiers and network elements in the Metro environment},
  author={Jeff Livas and Jianhui Zhou},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
The metropolitan network environment is a fast-growing and challenging space for optical communications. The environment spans a large range of length scales, channel counts, data rates, and services/formats. The large range of this application space places some unique requirements on the network elements required to implement these networks. The objective of this workshop is to better understand the requirements, design, and implementation of these network elements from both a business and… CONTINUE READING