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WDM standards: a first impression
Author(s): Sarry F. Habiby; Mark J. Soulliere
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Paper Abstract

Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technology can be used to create high-capacity, rearrangeable, survivable networks for the transport of broadband services. A key factor in the successful commercialization of multi-wavelength optical networks is the availability of standards for WDM point-to-point and optical networking transmission systems. International standards recommendations are currently being formulated in the ITU (formerly CCITT) in a number of Study Groups related to multiwavelength transmission systems. In this paper, a review will be presented on the status of the recommendations in the current study period, focusing on point-to-point OC-48 WDM systems. Transmission signal parameters such as reference frequency, frequency spacing, and optical signal power levels, as well as optical supervisory channel specifications are being addressed currently. A future set of specifications related to optical networking systems will be addressed in the study period extending from 1997 to 2000.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238941
Show Author Affiliations
Sarry F. Habiby, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Mark J. Soulliere, Lucent Technologies (United States)

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

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