Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece. - Vladimir Nabokov
The following are Internet accessible resources describing advanced networking technologies.


  • LIGHTWAVE - Optical Networking and WDM *

    This August 1998 special report discusses the current and future uses of WDM technology.

  • SONET - Synchronous Optical NETwork *

    This site consists of good educational information including articles, tutorials, projects and more. Also presented are vendor links, a FAQ, a glossary, and standards.

  • SONET, SDH & ATM - Q&A *

    This "Lightwave" article explains combined uses of these technologies.

  • The ATM Forum *

    An international, nonprofit organization, their objective is to accelerate the use of ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) products and services and to promote industry awareness and cooperation.

  • The Supercomputer Supernet Testbed: A WDM Based Supercomputer Interconnect *

    This 1995 paper explains fiber optic wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) fiber networks. Subjects included are architecture, protocols, models, and applications and testbeds.

  • Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM) *

    From "Optical Communication Networks" by Biswanath Mukherjee, this explains what WDM is, the revolution surrounding it, construction and economics.


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