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Surface-emitting laser-based optical multiplexing technologies
Author(s): Julian Cheng
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Paper Abstract

Different optical multiplexing techniques are described for providing parallel, high-speed communication between multiple nodes in a distributed multi-access network. Using compact, 2D arrays of VCSELs and VCSEL-based optical switches, data from different nodes can be multiplexed together in the space, time, or wavelength domain, and then transmitted through a single optical fiber. Each channel can be individually-modulated, time-compressed, and time- multiplexed in a bit-serial fashion into a single, high-speed data stream, while different channels are wavelength-multiplexed on a single optical fiber. Spatial routing is achieved by a distributed optical switching network, in which space and wavelength can be combined to provide wavelength routing without wavelength tuning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238939
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Julian Cheng, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)


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

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