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In the context of data center connections, the concept of wavelength is crucial in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technologies used in optical fiber communications. WDM is a technique that allows multiple data streams to be sent simultaneously over the same fiber optic cable. Each data stream is transmitted on a different light wavelength (or color), and because light waves of different wavelengths do not interfere with each other, the data streams can travel over the same medium without getting mixed up.

DWDM stands for Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing. It is an optical networking technology used in telecommunications and data communications to increase the capacity and efficiency of fiber optic communication systems. 

DWDM technology has revolutionized the telecommunications industry by enabling high-capacity, long-distance data transmission over fiber optic networks. It has played a crucial role in meeting the growing demand for bandwidth and supporting various applications, including internet services, cloud computing, video streaming, and enterprise networking. 

Spectrum typically refers to the distribution of wavelengths within a particular range or system. The spectrum of a signal or phenomenon provides information about the different wavelengths or frequencies present in that system. It can be represented graphically as a spectrum plot or spectrum analyzer, where the intensity or power of each wavelength or frequency is plotted against its corresponding position on the spectrum. 

Lambdas are a fundamental concept in wavelength-division multiplexing, enabling the efficient utilization of the available optical fiber bandwidth for high-speed data transmission in modern telecommunications networks. 

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