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Photon-evaluating key issues of optical transport networks and demonstrating their feasibility
Author(s): Teresa Mendes Almeida; R. Ayre; Ernst Jurgen Bachus; Piet M. A. Demeester; Bernhard Hein; M. N. Huber; Wolfgang Mader; R. P. Marsden; W. Mullner; Michael M. Rasztovits-Wiech; Christoph Schulien; Bart H. Verbeek
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Paper Abstract

PHOTON, a project within the ACTS programme of the European Community, aims at substantiating the concept of a pan-European all-optical transport overlay network by the development of key elements and the implementation of then- key functionalities in a field trial. The theoretical work deals with further refinement of network concepts - like network architecture and network evolution - by studying link and network behaviour using appropriate modelling and simulation tools. The PHOTON field trial will implement a border crossing star network with transmission and cross-connection of optical frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) signals by connecting Munich with Vienna via Passau over already installed monomode fibre, spanning a distance of 524 km. Eight channels in the 1.55 µm window, separated by 400 GHz, for 10 Gbit/s and 2.5 Gbit/s SDH transmission and a leased optical channel service are available without demanding for full optical regeneration. Some key components like suitable OFDM filters, lasers with specific output frequencies, and a Krypton frequency reference are developed within the project. In a parallel project, called MOON, the PHOTON field trial will be used as a basis for the development of management concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3211, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96, (2 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.345592
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Teresa Mendes Almeida, Centro de Estudos de Telecommunicacoes (Portugal)
R. Ayre, Telestra (Australia)
Ernst Jurgen Bachus, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentech. GmbH (Germany)
Piet M. A. Demeester, Interuniversity Micro Electronics Center (Belgium)
Bernhard Hein, Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)
M. N. Huber, Siemens AG/Austria (Germany)
Wolfgang Mader, Siemens AG/Austria (Austria)
R. P. Marsden, BBC Research (United Kingdom)
W. Mullner, Telekom Austria (Australia)
Michael M. Rasztovits-Wiech, Technische Univ. Vienna (Austria)
Christoph Schulien, Lucent Technology (Germany)
Bart H. Verbeek, Philips National Laboratory (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3211:
International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96
J. P. Raina; P. R. Vaya, Editor(s)

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