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Optical subcarrier generation and multiplexing scheme for all-optical networks
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Paper Abstract

There is demand for high-sped all-optical networks for the next generation internet that can transport the data header and packet of information at rates of between 40-100 Gb/s. Such networks will require high bandwidth and high-speed data transport. DWFM has been proposed as a viable scheme to implement such networks. Recently we reported the generation of optical subcarrier frequencies having bandwidth of the order of 2.5-3 terahertz. We prose a scheme for the design of high-density optical networks, in which the header is carried over the subcarrier frequencies and the packets are carried over the optical wavelengths. This scheme has many advantages, for example, it can allow for separate processing of header and packet, as well as provide higher bandwidth and high-speed data transport. We shall discuss the generation scheme for the terahertz optical subcarriers, a modulation scheme for these carriers, and how they are multiplexed in an all-optical network architecture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4386, Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications III, (26 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434225
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Sonia Sanchez, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
Eric Donkor, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4386:
Photonic and Quantum Technologies for Aerospace Applications III
Andrew R. Pirich; Eric Donkor; Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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