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APPENDIX A. Acronyms

APPENDIX A

Acronyms

Acronym Expansion
1R Regeneration without reshaping or retiming
2R Regeneration with reshaping but no retiming
3R Regeneration with retiming and reshaping
AAL ATM adaptation layer
ACTS Advanced communications technologies and services
ADM Add/drop multiplexer
AGC Automatic gain control
AIS Alarm indication signal
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AON All-optical network
AOTF Acousto-optic tunable filter
APON ATM passive optical network
APD Avalanche photodetector
APS Automatic protection switching
AR Anti-reflective
ASE Amplified spontaneous emission
ASON Automatic switched optical network
ASTN Automatic switched transport network
ATM Asynchronous transfer mode
ATMOS ATM optical switching
AWG Arrayed waveguide grating

  

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