Fundamental Complexity of Optical Systems

Abstract

It is often claimed that future systems will necessarily be all-optical, because electronic devices are not fast enough to keep up with the increase in fiber capacity. However, two objections are commonly raised: first, optical systems need many basic optical components, which are typically very expensive; and second, optical systems need many switch… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/INFCOM.2007.310

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