Transparent vs. opaque vs. translucent wavelength-routed optical networks

  title={Transparent vs. opaque vs. translucent wavelength-routed optical networks},
  author={Byrav Ramamurthy and Huining Feng and Dipankar Datta and J. P. Heritage and B. Mukherjee},
  journal={OFC/IOOC . Technical Digest. Optical Fiber Communication Conference, 1999, and the International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fiber Communication},
  pages={59-61 vol.1}
This study evaluates the relative merits of three approaches (transparency, opacity, and translucency) for establishing calls in a wavelength-routed optical network. Call-admission algorithms employ online bit-error-rate computation and include the effects of transmission impairments. 
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