Optical Networks Laboratory


In the last five years we have seen tremendous growth of the Internet. Annual growth rates of overall Internet data traffic range from 100% to 1000%. The ever-increasing demand of end-users for more bandwidth, value, control and faster delivery is driving telecommunication networks from electronic technology to photonic technology. The newly established Advanced Optical Network Laboratory (AONL) is the first fully in-house laboratory dedicated to research on optical network architecture. It integrates the state-of-the-art photonic switches with electronic routers and switches so that interworking technologies and protocols can be tested in the laboratory. The project has been funded by CFI and OIT.

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