Some recent presentations & publications in the area of optical routers & transmission systems.


Large-scale IP router using a high-speed optical switch element[Invited]  T. McDermott, T. Brewer, Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2003, pp 229-240.


New Approaches to Optical Packet Switching in Carrier Networks”, T. McDermott, Proceedings of the Lasers and Electro-Optics Society(LEOS) 2003 Annual Meeting, Tucson Az.,


Handouts from the above LEOS presentation.


“40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Technologies for Research & Education Networks”  July 2007 Internet2 Workshop, Fermilab, Batavia, Il.


100G Standards Update & Critical Component Technologies  February 1, 2010, Internet 2 Joint Techs, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Discusses critical components, approaches, and tradeoffs to achieve up to 2500 km. between regenerators at 100 Gbps per wavelength on optical fiber.


“IEEE Standard Optical Ethernet Interfaces”  January 31, 2011, Internet2 Joint Techs, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. Discusses 10GE optical interfaces, and the new 802.3ba and 802.3bg standards for 40GE and 100GE optical Ethernet interfaces.


“Layer 1 Switching Technologies” July 11, 2011, Internet 2 Joint Techs, University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Discusses optical and electrical layer 1 switching technologies and path computation engine for high optical capacity networks.