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Evolutionary multidimensional access architecture featuring cost-reduced components
Author(s): Farsheed Farjady; Michael C. Parker; Stuart D. Walker
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Paper Abstract

We describe a three-stage wavelength-routed optical access network, utilizing coarse passband-flattened arrayed- waveguide grating routers. An N-dimensional addressing strategy enables 6912 customers to be bi-directionally addressed with multi-Gb/s data using only 24 wavelengths spaced by 1.6 nm. Coarse wavelength separation allows use of increased tolerance WDM components at the exchange and customer premises. The architecture is designed to map onto standard access network topologies, allowing elegant upgradability from legacy PON infrastructures at low cost. Passband-flattening of the routers is achieved through phase apodization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328779
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Farsheed Farjady, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Michael C. Parker, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Stuart D. Walker, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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