Date of this Version
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, 2001 . GLOBECOM '01 . Volume: 1 Digital Object Identifier: 10.11 09/GLOCOM.2001 .965080 Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 60 - 64 vol. 1
This paper proposes an alternate approach to fully transparent and fully opaque optical networks for operating a wavelength routed optical network. In this paper, the architecture of the regeneration node that performs sparse regeneration (or translucency) is discussed. The regeneration demands generated from call blocking and signal quality requirements are addressed. Two implementation strategies for incorporating sparse regeneration are introduced and their relative merits are studied.