NFOEC 2000 at a Glance

Sunday, August 27
3 to 6 pm
Workshop-Convention Center
6:30 to 9 pm
Welcome Reception-Adams Mark Hotel Ballroom

Monday, August 28
8 to 10 am
Announcements and Invited Papers-Convention Center Ballroom
10:30 to 11:30 am
Invited Papers-Convention Center Ballroom
1 to 3 pm
Keynote Address
3:30 to 7 pm
Exhibits open

Tuesday, August 29
8 to 9:45 am
Technical Sessions
10:15 am to noon
Technical Sessions
1:30 to 3:15 pm
Technical Sessions
3:15 to 7 pm
Exhibits Open

Wednesday, August 30
8 to 9:45 am
Technical Sessions
10:15 am to noon
Technical Sessions
Noon to 3 pm
3:15 to 5 pm
Technical Sessions

Thursday, August 318 to 9:45 am
Technical Sessions

Tuesday, August 29
8 to 9:45-Session One

A1-Optical Fiber I

  1. Extrinsic Strength Measurements and Associated Mechanical Modeling of Optical Fiber
  2. Single Mode Non-Strippable Primary Coated Fiber: the Enhancement of Mechanical Reliability
  3. Requirements for Long-Haul Fiber
  4. Enhancing the Performance of Directly-Modulated Laser Systems Using Negative Dispersion Fiber for Metro Applications

B1-Optical Amplifiers

  1. Ultra-Wide Band Erbium Amplifiers
  2. Power Regulation of Cascaded Narrow Band Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplets
  3. The EDFA Gain Flattening Filters Using Tapered Erbium-Doped Fiber
  4. System Advantages of Raman Amplifiers

C1-SONET and Optical Restoration

  1. Two-Fiber Unidirectional OADM Ring System for L-Band
  2. Demonstration of Bi-directional WDM Self-Healing Ring Network Based on Novel Bi-directional Add/Drop Amplifier Modules
  3. Reliability, Protection, Survivability in the Optical Core
  4. Protecting Metropolitan DWDM Mesh Networks

D1-Panel: Metropolitan Optical Networking

E1-Optical Performance Monitoring

  1. In-Service Optical Performance Monitoring in High-Speed Transparent Networks Based on Q-Measurements
  2. Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio Measurement and Specification for DWDM Systems Analysis
  3. Toward New Semi-Analytical Techniques for BER Estimation in Optical Systems Simulation
  4. Picometer Wavelength Accuracy in a Field-Portable Optical Spectrum Analyzer

10:15 am to noon-Session Two

A2-Fiber Ribbon and Cable I

  1. Low Skew Ribbon Cable Development
  2. A High-Count Hostile Environment Optical Fiber Cable for the Dense Inner-City Underground
  3. Maximizing Fiber Count in 1.25-in.

Ducts - Defining the Limits

B2-Metro DWDM Applications

  1. Transparent DWDM Network with Optical Management
  2. Deploying Metro DWDM Systems
  3. Engineering the Performance of DWDM Metro Networks
  4. Requirements and Solutions for Reconfigurable Metro WDM Networks

C2-IP and Data over DWDM

  1. Comparison of Network Alternatives for Transporting High Capacity Tributaries for IP Router Configuration
  2. Cost Comparison of an IP/WDM Integrated Node against a Pure IP Routing Node
  3. Simplifications of the Optical Layer in a Core Backbone Network by Use of Packet Based Technology
  4. Switching Considerations in a Data-First Optical Network

D2-Access and Metro Network Issues

  1. Extending the Life of the Fiber Access Infrastructure Using ATM Virtual Path Ring Transport
  2. Future Proofing Your Residential Broadband Access Network
  3. Fiber to the Home: A Summary of BellSouth's FTTH First Office Application
  4. Providing Fiber the Final Mile, a Fiber-to-the-Home System

E2-Remote Fiber Testing

  1. Centrally Managing a Remote Fiber Test and Surveillance System
  2. DWDM Impact on Traditional RFTS: Monitoring the Colors
  3. Optimizing of Optical Networks Testing Resources
  4. New Business Case for Integrated Network Management

1:30 to 3:15 pm-Session Three

A3-Splices, Attenuators, Dispersion Compensation

  1. Splice Loss Estimation in the L-Band (1565 to 1625-nm)
  2. Migration of Core-Alignment Fusion Splicing from the Splicing Van to Outdoor FTTH Applications
  3. Modular Adapter-Attenuators
  4. Mode-Field Diameter and Effective Area Measurement of Dispersion Compensation Optical Devices

B3-Panel: Recent Developments in DWDM

C3-Migration to Data-Centric Networks

  1. The Future of SONET
  2. Optical Data Protection - Optimizing SONET for Data
  3. Next Generation Data-Centric Transport Network
  4. Extending the LAN to the Transport Network

D3-Fiber Plant Characterization and Testing

  1. OTDR Testing for Ribbon and High Fiber Count Cables
  2. Fiber Plant Characterization for L-Band Transmission
  3. Deploying Passive Optical Networks
  4. Poincare Sphere Analysis Method: Application to PMD Measurements on DWDM System Components and Deployed Fibers


  1. Design of Optical Networks: Simulation and Validation within the MONET DC Network
  2. Defining Mechanisms for Enabling Dynamic High-Speed Capacity from the Optical Domain
  3. Overcoming the Challenges of Managing a Network of Pure Fiber Distributed Sources
  4. Optical Access Networking: The Final Piece of the All-Optical Network

Wednesday, August 30

A4-Optical Fiber II

  1. Hydrogen Aging of Optical Fiber at Low Partial Pressure
  2. Relations between External Stress and the Degradation of Extinction Ratio of Polarization-Maintaining Fibers
  3. An Overview of Optical Fiber Strippability II: Evaluation of Fiber Surfaces by Atomic Force Microscopy
  4. Mean and Maximum Strip Force in Aged Optical Fibers

8 to 9:45 am-Session Four

B4-Metro DWDM Economics

  1. The Economics of Metro DWDM
  2. The Business Case for DWDM Metro Systems in Pan-European Carrier Environment
  3. Short-Haul WDM/Optical Networking: Is It (Finally) Here?
  4. Revenue Enhancement and Cost Reduction for Metro Rings and Access Networks Enabled by the Emerging Standard Low Water Peak Fiber and New Architectures

C4-Optical Switching and Routing

  1. Networking Restoration for a Converged Backbone Network of Data Voice
  2. Intelligent Optical Networking for the Public Network Infrastructure
  3. Network Architecture for an All-Optical Internet
  4. Using IP-Based Control and Signaling for Optical Networking

D4-Metro DWDM Network Architectures

  1. Network Architectures in the Metro DWDM Environment
  2. Benefits of Metropolitan Mesh Optical Networks
  3. A Layered Architecture for Next Generation Metro Networks
  4. A Study of the Topology Selection Techniques for SDH and WDM Networks

E4-Panel: DWDM Network Management

10:15 am to noon-Session Five

A5-Fiber Ribbon and Cable II

  1. Installation Cost Scenarios - Self-Support, Lash and Overlash Cables
  2. A Self-Supported Aerial Drop Cable for FATTH
  3. Meeting Design and Function Requirements for a Peelable, Colored-Matrix Optical Fiber Ribbon Product
  4. Optical Fiber Analysis Using Moving Slits, CCD Arrays and Goniometer Techniques

B5-Optical Switching

  1. Optical Path of Liquid Crystal Switches
  2. Integration of Static and Dynamic PLC Functions
  3. The Photonic Switch/Crossconnect (PSC) - Its Role in Evolving Optical Networks
  4. Switching and Routing in Intelligent Optical Networks

C5-Passive Optical Networks

  1. Advances in Passive Optical Networking
  2. Economic, Fiber-Based Service Integration with Passive Optical Networks
  3. ATM PON for Fiber-to-Business Applications
  4. Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation in ATM PONs

D5-Metro DWDM Network Planning

  1. Metro Area Networks Come of Age-A Practical Guide to Planning and Integrating Metro DWDM in Current Metro Networks
  2. Metropolitan Optical IP Networks: A Systematic Study
  3. A Self-Healing Ring Network Topology Optimization Method
  4. Physical Constraints Affecting Connectivity in the Dynamic Optical Network

E5-Optical Network Management

  1. Circuit-Routed Optical Networks: Revolutionizing Network Operations
  2. Network Management Principles for Data Aware Optical Networks
  3. OSS Issues with DWDM Technology
  4. An Optical Payload and Network Management Platform for Metro-Optical Networks

3:15 to 5 pm-Session Six

A6-Connector Performance and Reliability

  1. An Overview of Fiber Optic PC Connector Performance and Reliability Issues
  2. New Techniques for Quality Assurance of Multi-fiber Connectors
  3. The Effects of Environment Exposure of Fiber Optic Connectors in Outside Plant Closures
  4. Lower Cost Fiber Optic Terminator

B6-Optical Crossconnects

  1. Power in the Network Node
  2. Transparent Optical Networking: Future Trends in Design and Deployment
  3. Photonic Crossconnects Pave the Way for the Optical Internet
  4. Optical-Electrical Crossconnect (OEXC) with Virtual Transparency of Optical Networks

C6-Wavelength Routing

  1. IP on Glass: The Journey Begins with Wavelength Routing in Optical Networks
  2. End-to-End Bandwidth Allocation in the Optical Internet Core
  3. Managed Wavelength Service, the New Wave - Commercial Applications and Values
  4. Enabling the Optical Transport Network through Digital Wrapper

D6-Wavelength Conversion and Optical Wireless

  1. An Analysis of the Benefits of Wavelength Conversion in Ring and Mesh Survivable Networks
  2. Optical Ring Design with Full and Limited Reconfigurability
  3. Optical Wireless-A New Dimension in Optical Metro Network Planning
  4. Extending the Metro Edge through the Air-The Opportunities and the Challenges

E6-Selected Topics

  1. IP Learning Tunnels - An Innovative Approach to VPNs
  2. Effectively Provisioning Optical Network Services with a "Virtual Container" Approach
  3. Testing to Failure: How to Quantify?
  4. The Role for TDM and ATM in IP Networks

Thursday, August 31

A7-Optical Sources and Detectors

  1. Broadband, Low Voltage Modulators for High-Speed Digital Communications
  2. Error-Free 2.5 Gbits/sec Transmission of a Widely Tunable 1550-nm Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser over 325 km of Conventional Fiber
  3. CMOS Trans-impedance Preamplifier for 10 Gbits/sec Communication
  4. 980-nm and 1480-nm Pump Power Doublers for EDFAs by Using a Novel PANDA Fiber Type Polarization Beam Combiner

B7-Next Generation Optical Transmission

  1. Next Generation Optical Transport Networks: Terabit Optical Link Architecture Based on 40 Gbits/sec Transmissions
  2. 40 Gbits/sec Optical 3R Regenerator Using Electro-absorption Modulators for High-Speed Optical Networks
  3. Comparison of RZ and NRZ Modulation Formats at 10 Gbits/sec through a Cascade of All-Optical Crossconnects
  4. Synchronous Optical Frequency Network

C7-ATM Transport Networks

  1. Pure ATM Transport Networks in Comparison with Hybrid SONET ATM Transport Networks
  2. Optimizing ATM through the Transport Network
  3. Recent Advances in ATM for the Support of IP Traffic
  4. Flexible Optical Bandwidth Traffic Management for DSLAM Backhaul

D7-Long Haul Optical Networks

  1. Planning the Successful Implementation of a Nationwide Network
  2. Backbone Optical Architecture Comparison
  3. Global Optical Networking with Undersea and Terrestrial Systems
  4. Building a Nationwide Optical Backbone for a Data Provider

10:15 to noon-Session Eight

A8-Optical Muxes and Demuxes

  1. Temperature-Insensitive AWG Module by Stress Control
  2. Low Chromatic Dispersion Interleave Filter with Box-like Spectral Response
  3. Low-Loss Flat-Top 50 GHz DWDM and Add/Drop Modules Using All-Fiber Fourier Filters
  4. Athermalized DWDM Multiplexer/Demultiplexer

B8-Ultra-Long-Haul Transport

  1. Future Trends in Long Haul Evolution: Optical Switches and Ultra Long Haul Technology
  2. A New Generation of Ultra-Long-Haul Transport System Integration and Field Trial on the Williams Network
  3. High Capacity, Ultra-Long-Haul Transmission in the Intelligent Optical Network
  4. Value of Reach Extension in Long-Haul Networks

C8-Optical Layer Protocols

  1. Dynamic Control of Existing SONET/SDH Transport Networks to Carry Data Traffic More Efficiently
  2. Link Management Protocol (LMP)
  3. From Labeling to Lambda - Redefining Optical Networks
  4. Control Plane Integration of Multi-Layer Networks: An Applications Perspective

D8-Reliability, Survivability, Availability

  1. Reliability of Voice Trunking over ATM
  2. Survivability Strategies for Multi-Technology Networks and Impact on TMN Planning
  3. Survivability and Availability Analysis of Transoceanic Systems Using Headend Ring Switch and Ring Switched Matched Nodes
  4. Analysis of Connection Availability in All-Optical Networks

1:30 to 3:15 pm-Session Nine

A9-Dispersion Compensation

  1. High-Performance Dispersion-Compensating Fiber Modules by Novel Bobbinless Packaging Technique
  2. Experimental Assessment of Optical Polarization Mode Dispersion Mitigation under Maxwellian-like Differential Group Delay Distribution
  3. Full-Band 40 Gbits/sec Long-Haul Transport Enabled by High-Order-Mode Dispersion Management

B9-Power and Synchronization

  1. Powering Lifeline VoDSL over Fiber-fed DLC Architectures
  2. AC and DC Generator Deployment
  3. Synchronization in the Next Generation Network
  4. Next Generation of Network Element Clocks for Multi-Service Switches (MSS)

C9-Digital Subscriber Line

  1. Conquering the DSL Divide: Distributing DSLAM with a Multi-Service Access Platform
  2. Network Planning for xDSL
  3. Real World Performance of FTTN/VDSL Systems
  4. Solving the DLC Challenge for Existing Networks: Three Solutions for Delivering ADSL Service

D9-Multi-Service Networks

  1. Scalable, Multi-Service DWDM Backbone Network with Full Service Capability
  2. Access Demand to the Optical Core
  3. Metro Transport Requirements
  4. Transparent LAN Services over Metropolitan Optical Networks
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