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FMCW-based monitoring and signaling for reconfigurable optical networks
Author(s): Sebastian Gaede; Marcel Jastram; Christian G. Schaeffer
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Paper Abstract

In conventional optical FMCW fiber network monitoring the spatial resolution is limited by the laser linewidth. To overcome this limitation, two different approaches of optical network monitoring based on FMCW are eval- uated and their performance is experimentally compared in terms of spatial resolution, dynamic range and multiple-target detection capability. Additionally, the FMCW monitoring system is combined with a signaling scheme for reconfigurable optical networks based on optical chirp slope detection. This opens the possibility to simultaneously monitor the optical network and to switch network key components from a central point hence paving the way to greener photonic networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8646, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems V, 86460G (5 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2008207
Show Author Affiliations
Sebastian Gaede, Helmut-Schmidt-Univ. (Germany)
Marcel Jastram, Helmut-Schmidt-Univ. (Germany)
Christian G. Schaeffer, Helmut-Schmidt-Univ. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8646:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems V
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin B. Dingel; Achyut K. Dutta; Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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