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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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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].
has completed the first phase of testing and will move forward with a field trial of the CorWave suite of optical networking products as part of Qwest's drive to provide customers innovative IP applications and services on its next generation all-optical network.
BoSSNET users to benefit from Ciena's seamless, in-service capacity migration with path to 100G all-optical network for on-demand bandwidth
Broadwing owns and operates an advanced all-optical network and IP backbone, and provides data, voice, and media solutions to carriers and large enterprises.
In August of 2005 the companies successfully collaborated in the world's first in-service deployment of a Multi-Degree RAY-ROADM in an all-optical network.
While the dream of an all-optical network operating without the need for electrical conversion may have disappeared with the technology bubble of 2000, the ongoing billion dollar rollout of FTTx (Fiber-To-The-Home/Premises etc.
With the need for a future proof, all-optical network that supports multi-degree mesh reconfigurability, Mid Atlantic Crossroads (MAX) in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF) began the multi-phased deployments of the Movaz RAY-ROADM over a year ago.
Our all-optical network already transports mission critical applications between enterprise, data center and carrier POP locations at great than 99.
Key to Broadwing Communications' Converged Services solution is the nationwide all-optical network upon which the Converged Network has been deployed.
Broadwing's Converged Services are yet another practical application of the benefits of Broadwing's one-of-a-kind, all-optical network.
Broadwing can provide host and remote site connectivity via its nationwide, all-optical network using a customer's existing voice platform, as well as support a customer's migration from circuit-switched to a new voice platform.
Their association with Broadwing validates our media services approach and the value of transporting media applications over our all-optical network.