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Optical Engineering

VHDL as a modeling and simulation platform for optical communication systems and devices
Author(s): Khurram Kazi; Eric Donkor
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Paper Abstract

A behavioral model of a wavelength-division multiplexing communication network for transporting data at SONET/SDH OC-192 using VHDL is described. VHDL simulation results are given for the SONET frame generator, electrical-to-optical conversion, data transporter, and optical-to-electrical conversion. Relative bitdelay, due to wavelength dispersion, between adjacent bits is included in the model of a 10-km transmission link.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(5) doi: 10.1117/12.199876
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Khurram Kazi, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


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