S.B. Alexander, et al. (22 authors), "A Precompetitive Consortium on Wide-Band All-Optical Networks," in Abdellatif Marrakchi (ed), Selected papers on photonic switching, SPIE Milestone Series MS121, ISBN: 9780819421630, June 1996, published originally in Journal of Lightwave Technology, Special issue on broad- band optical networks, vol 11, no 5-6, May/June 1993, pp. 714-735.


This paper represents the technical core of a pre-competitive consortium formed by AT&T, DEC and MIT to study the technology, architecture and applications of wide-band all-optical networks of local to national ( or international ) extent. This effort is currently partially sponsored by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Sections I and II of this paper provide a general introduction to all-optical networks and discuss some proposed applications. Sections III, IV and V cover the architecture, technology and test-bed portions of our effort.

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