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40 Gb/s over 590 km of in-ground fiber in a DWDM system
Author(s): Peter A. Schulz; Paula J. Donovan
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Paper Abstract

Bossnet is an in-ground testbed for developing optical networking techniques that enable new applications. The use of in-ground fiber (as opposed to laboratory experiments) allows new applications that require high data-rate communications over long distances to be tested. For the experiments described here, the light path includes ten spans of optical fiber with distances varying between 40 km and 73 km located on telephone poles and in the ground near railroad tracks and roadways. After each link, the light is amplified, filtered, and chromatic dispersion compensated. The experiment operates one 40-Gb/s RZ (return-to-zero format) channel at 193.5 THz and seven other channels with 10-Gb/s NRZ (non-return-to-zero format) modulation over a distance of 295 km from Lincoln Laboratory to New London, CT. These channels are

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4872, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking, (8 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475145
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Peter A. Schulz, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Paula J. Donovan, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4872:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking
Benjamin B. Dingel; Brewster Roe Hemenway; Achyut Kumar Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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