About Michael Eiselt

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Michael Eiselt is a Director of the Advanced Technology group in charge of investigating and developing novel optical solutions for ADVA Optical Networking’s product line. Dr. Eiselt has authored and co-authored more than 90 scientific publications and holds 23 patents in the field of optical communication systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE Photonics Society and a member of the OSA and the German VDE.

In conventional optical networks, once channels (wavelengths) are turned up, they are used for the rest of the system’s life. Capacity and reach of the channels are fixed, depending on the particular transponder card chosen. Network operators manage their system capacity in multiples of the SONET or SDH data rate, now usually 9.952 Gbps.
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