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The role of standards in building the worldwide optical telecommunications network
Author(s): Jack Dupre; Lorenzo Freschet
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Paper Abstract

The unprecedented growth in demand for network capacity, driven by the internet and data services in general, has motivated equipment manufacturers and service providers to fully exploit the bandwidth potential of single-mode optical fiber. In addition to the optical fiber itself, erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and dense wavelength division multiplexing components have enabled capacities approaching 1 Tb/s on a single fiber. Optical networking, in which signal routing and switching are at the optical layer, is currently a subject of active research and debate. This presentation summarizes many of the current activities working on the physical layer aspects of the optical network including system and component issues.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 6 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: 10.1117/12.328794
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Jack Dupre, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)
Lorenzo Freschet, Hewlett-Packard Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications

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