There's already a fiber for fiber questions, but I think we need another tag for optical networking (ROADM/DWDM/etc). I suppose it could just be optical-networking but that's doesn't really roll off the tongue. Suggestions?
I would suggest just using "optical". The -networking suffix seems redundant. I think that's clear enough in the context of the site. It should probably be combined with "dwdm" or other tag as appropriate for the specific technology involved.
In the absence of tag wiki excerpts, this use of "optical" .vs. "fiber" was completely non-obvious until I found this discussion over here in the meta-site. Simply appeared to be a mess of redundant tags - optical, fiber, optics, and one for passive optical networking. I have submitted excerpts (without tackling the main Wiki entries, which is either a lot of work for stuff you can search on elsewhere, or subject to being a plaigairist if you take the easy route) for everything but optics, after finding this discussion. I still have no idea what "optics", as opposed to the other three, is.– EcnerwalAug 9, 2013 at 3:57
In general, I'd like to suggest that if folks think a tag is a good idea, they take on the responsibility of making at least the tag wiki excerpt - this sector alone seems to be illustrating that the logic can be clear as mud when bare tags that have no obvious reason to be different are available.– EcnerwalAug 9, 2013 at 3:59