All-optical packet networks

The Optical Communications (OPTCOM) Group is also very active in the field of the physical layer implementation of next-generation optically packet switched WDM MAN networks. The group, first trough a long term collaboration with Stanford University and UCSB (CORD, MOSAIC and OPERA projects), then through Italian national projects (RINGO, WONDER and OSATE project), has been working for more than ten years now in the design and experimental demonstration of new ideas for packet-switched optical networks using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and a best compromise between optical and electronic capabilities.

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