References on Optical Networks and IP over DWDM

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Our Talks and Papers:

Books on Optical Networking

Magazines and Portals:


Standards Organizations:

IETF Working Groups

Other On-Line Resources:

Web Articles:

Technical Magazine/Journal Articles:

Vendors (Optical Network Systems):

Vendors (Optical Components):

Vendors (Other):

IETF RFC's Related to Optical Networks:

ITU-T Recommendations

Optical Transport Networks (OTN):

Automatically Switched Optical Networks (ASON)/Automatically Switched Transport Networks (ASTN):

Passive Optical Networks for Optical Access

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)

Optical Components Including Fibers

Very Short Reach (VSR) Interfaces


Transport Equipment

ANSI SONET Standards

Telecordia Generic Requirements for SONET

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