Routing in Optical Networks

  • 22 November 2017
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Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone has any information about this relatively new and emerging technology because I would like to know more about it. If you could point me in the right direction in terms of research papers discussing or developing it that would be a bonus

Thanks in advance

I didn't find the right solution from the internet.

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Optical networks typically have some sort of routing for the optical service channel, ie node to node reachability for the NMS systems. Somehow, I don't think that is what you are asking about. More recently, optical interfaces (I'm assuming we're talking DWDM here) have been integrated into routing and switching platforms. This is a convergence of layers in a way and the following research paper gives a high level outline of IP+Optical.

Wavelength routing is a thing as well.

Depending on which topic of these technologies you're interested in, I could point you to different places. Just post up if I missed the mark on what you were asking.