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RACE 1051: a multigigabit transport and distribution technology for provision of digital video services
Author(s): Bernhard Hein; Rolf Heidemann; Wolfgane Bambach; R. Schlechte; Rasmus Nordby; Ignacio Alcalde; Nikolaos K. Uzunoglou; Jose Ferreira da Rocha
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Paper Abstract

Within the RACE project 1051 `multigigabit transmission in the IBCN subscriber loop' the major technologies for 5 and 10 Gbit/s fiber-optic transmission systems have been developed. Components and building blocks for all system functions like multiplexer, laser driver, receiver preamplifier, main amplifier, regenerator and demultiplexer/channel selector have been realized in the form of silicon bipolar chips for both bitrates. Integrated transmitter and receiver modules have been built around advanced optoelectronic components. With a cascade of 4 optical amplifiers it was possible to bridge a budget of 100 dB at 10 Gbit/s without applying optical filters. This means that more than 8 million customers can be supplied by only one optical transmitter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1974, Transport Technologies for Broadband Optical Access Networks, (4 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161514
Show Author Affiliations
Bernhard Hein, DBPT FTZ (Germany)
Rolf Heidemann, Alcatel SEL AG (Germany)
Wolfgane Bambach, ANT Nachrichtechnik GmbH (Germany)
R. Schlechte, AT&T Network Systems (Netherlands)
Rasmus Nordby, NKT/AS (Denmark)
Ignacio Alcalde, Telefonica (Spain)
Nikolaos K. Uzunoglou, National Technical Univ. Athens (Greece)
Jose Ferreira da Rocha, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1974:
Transport Technologies for Broadband Optical Access Networks

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