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Application and control of widely tunable lasers in HD WDM networks
Author(s): Jens Buus; Geert Morthier; Gert Sarlet; Roel G. Baets; P. Zouganeli; Andre F. Mlonyeni; Aasmund Sudbo; Bjoern Broberg; Pierre-Jean Rigole; Hiromu Ishii; Yuzo Yoshikuni; S. Borley; John R. Rawsthorne; Ronan F. O'Dowd; Gavin Mulvihill
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Paper Abstract

This paper gives an overview of the European ACTS project AC329-ACTUAL. This project was carried out during 1998 and 1999. The stated main objective of the project was: TO sue the state-of-the-art technology on widely tunable lasers available within the Consortium, to bring this to full maturity on a subsystem level and to demonstrate that wavelength agile transmitters based on widely tunable lasers can open the way to the next generation WDM and wavelength switching systems. This paper will give a description of the result from the project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4111, Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.422169
Show Author Affiliations
Jens Buus, Gayton Photonics (United Kingdom)
Geert Morthier, Ghent Univ. and IMEC (Belgium)
Gert Sarlet, Ghent Univ. and IMEC (Sweden)
Roel G. Baets, Ghent Univ. and IMEC (Belgium)
P. Zouganeli, Telenor R&D (Norway)
Andre F. Mlonyeni, Telenor R&D (Norway)
Aasmund Sudbo, Telenor R&D (Norway)
Bjoern Broberg, Altitun AB (Sweden)
Pierre-Jean Rigole, Altitun AB (Sweden)
Hiromu Ishii, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Yuzo Yoshikuni, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
S. Borley, Marconi Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
John R. Rawsthorne, Marconi Caswell Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Ronan F. O'Dowd, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Gavin Mulvihill, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4111:
Terahertz and Gigahertz Electronics and Photonics II
R. Jennifer Hwu; Ke Wu, Editor(s)

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