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optical computer

n.
A computer that uses holograms for compact data storage and laser beams for connections. Most optical computers use electronic components for computation.
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By introducing AI modeling, machine learning, and cloud technologies, a digital twin can be created based on all-optical network parameters collected and analyzed in real time to transform O&M from passive to proactive, allowing the construction of the industry's first Network Cloud Engine (NCE) that integrates management, control, and analytics to achieve intelligent and automatic management of services throughout their lifecycles.
It is now an all-optical network with 20 Gbps capacity in the core and providing fibre optic access to nearly 440 academic institutions and research centres, spread all over Tunisia.
Corning's new LEED-certified headquarters will consist of a high-performance, all-optical network that will show its world-leading optical fiber and wireless technologies.
Under such background, all-optical network (AON) in which all facilities of the communications are built on the optical fibers is developed, and it has become a trend for the future network systems [1-3].
It aims to deliver an evolutionary bridge towards future all-optical network by employing an appropriate mix of electronics and optics linked with an original protocol design.
The company said that WFDS-TM combines the technologies of wireless telecomms and fibre telecomms and is an all-optical network. This system supports all mobile telecomms networks and also WLAN, FTTH, telephone network and Video Surveillance System.
Cost of installation is thankfully no deterrent: According to Matt Spathas, partner at SENTRE Partners and CEO at San Diego-based Bandwidth Now, an all-optical network will typically range between $1 and $1.25 per square foot--a fraction of the cost of electricity, gas, and water networks, which can run $20 per square foot.
To meet the growing demand for higher bandwidth, Verizon Business is upping the capacity of its ultra long haul (ULH) all-optical network to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) from the current 10 Gbps, beginning with the high-traffic corridor between New York and Washington, D.C.
Industry coverage includes: information technology; biotechnology; automotive applications; consumer product applications; industrial applications; chemical analysis devices and communications applications, including RF MEMS and all-optical network MEMS/MST products.
Marconi has already announced agreements with BT for the supply of DWDM equipment, which will be used to build Europe's most advanced all-optical network, as well as orders from Telecom Italia, Fibernet in Germany, Dutch firm Telfort, Belgacom in Belgium and Finnet Group of Finland.
The mesh architecture of an all-optical network offers ease of provisioning and dynamic wavelength mapping to services.