ABSTRACT

Technical Information Bulletin 00-7: All-Optical Networks   [open pdf - 360KB]

All-Optical Networks (AONs) are expected to come out of the laboratory and grow rapidly in popularity over the next several years due to their high speed and ability to overcome the "electronic bottleneck" offered by today's electronic or electro-optic networks. It is anticipated that communications infrastructures will evolve to support gigabit and terabit speeds, and new applications such as desktop videoconferencing, distance learning, telemedicine, and video-on-demand will evolve to become important commonplace capabilities. These and many other bandwidth-intensive applications have great potential to improve National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) communications. This report examines AONs, addresses issues associated with their applications, and discusses their applicability into NS/EP environments.

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2000-08
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