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PHOTONET: a field trial demonstrating WDM cross-connected networks
Author(s): M. Bischoff; Reinhard Maerz; Michael Lehdorfer; Dieter Werner; Piet Kuindersma; Bernhard Hein; Waltraud Muellner; Teresa Mendes Almeida; Michael M. Rasztovits-Wiech; Bart van Canegem; Clemens von Helmolt
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Paper Abstract

Long-haul point-to-point transmission systems based on wavelength division multiplex (WDM) are worldwide being installed today. Optical networks containing optical ADD/DROP multiplexers (OADMs) and optical cross-connects (OXCs) are currently tested within field trials in order to assess the hardware, operational and installation aspects and requirements. Within the ACTS project ’’PHOTON”, a WDM cross-connected network called ’’PHOTONET” with ? 520km transmission length and an optical cross-connect is realized and operated with 2.5 GBit/s and 10 GBit/s transmission. The presentation gives an overview of the project, focuses on the field trial and the applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3552, Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II, (6 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.318048
Show Author Affiliations
M. Bischoff, Siemens AG (Germany)
Reinhard Maerz, Siemens AG (Germany)
Michael Lehdorfer, Siemens Austria (Austria)
Dieter Werner, Lucent Technologies (Germany)
Piet Kuindersma, Philips Optoelectronics Ctr. (Netherlands)
Bernhard Hein, Deutsche Telekom (Germany)
Waltraud Muellner, Telekom Austria (Austria)
Teresa Mendes Almeida, Ctr. de Estudos de Telecomunicacoes (Portugal)
Michael M. Rasztovits-Wiech, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
Bart van Canegem, Univ. of Ghent (Belgium)
Clemens von Helmolt, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3552:
Fiber Optic Components and Optical Communication II
Shuisheng Jian; Franklin F. Tong; Reinhard Maerz, Editor(s)

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