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Systems issues for WDM components
Author(s): Alan Eli Willner
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Paper Abstract

WDM can dramatically increase the capacity in point-to-point transmission and can increase the capacity and routing functionality in local- and wide-area networks. However, there are many systems-level limitations on the bandwidth, number of wavelengths, WDM-device characteristics, and inter-user distance. Systems issues include crosstalk, wavelength chirp, EDFA bandwidth, and nonlinearities. We briefly describe some of these component-related issues and the constraints which they place on WDM systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238921
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Alan Eli Willner, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2690:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components
Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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