Cycle Slips

Cycle slips can spell trouble for service providers. If a coherent system is not designed properly, cycle slips can cause bit errors that lead to packet loss, video degradation and other imperfections that mean you can't meet your service level agreements. Kim Roberts explains how Ciena’s WaveLogic technology can help prevent performance penalties by minimizing cycle slips and mitigating their effects.

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Coherent Optical Processing for High-Capacity Networks

The paradox for today’s network providers is looming ever larger and faster: Increase available capacity for users, but do so at less cost. Equipment vendors have jumped into this issue wholeheartedly and are examining and offering a variety of techniques to solve this high-capacity bandwidth challenge. One solution in particular, pioneered by Ciena as the optimum approach and known as “coherent optical processing”, promises to help service providers solve their dilemma by allowing tremendous increases in capacity while keeping CAPEX and OPEX low.