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Embedded real-time control of optically amplified repeaters in broadband access networks
Author(s): Brecht Stubbe; Peter Vaes; Lieven Gouwy; Chris Coene; Xing-Zhi Qiu; Bart Staelens; Jan Vandewege; B. Hans Slabbinck; Claire M. Martin; Ingrid Van de Voorde
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the use of distributed, intelligent control and management in optically amplified repeaters. These optical repeater units (ORUs) are used in an optical access network. A semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) has been used in the upstream direction because of the possibility of fast switching. The real time control platform consists of both a hard- and a software part. The software control is handled with the embedded control system FORTRESS developed by IMEC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3230, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III, (10 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290379
Show Author Affiliations
Brecht Stubbe, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Peter Vaes, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Lieven Gouwy, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Chris Coene, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Xing-Zhi Qiu, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Bart Staelens, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Jan Vandewege, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
B. Hans Slabbinck, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)
Claire M. Martin, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)
Ingrid Van de Voorde, Alcatel Telecom (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3230:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues III
John M. Senior; Robert A. Cryan; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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