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STARNET: an integrated services broadband optical network with physical star topology
Author(s): Pierluigi T. Poggiolini; Leonid G. Kazovsky
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new broadband local area network, STARNET, based on a physical passive star topology. STARNET implements both a packet network and a high-speed WDM circuit interconnect, which are simultaneously available to every node of the network and operate independently. As a result, STARNET supports very diverse types of traffic in an optimal way. Each node requires only two lasers and its structure permits to effectively achieve frequency stabilization for the whole network. An effort toward an experimental demonstration of a 4-node, 3 Gbit/s per node, FDDI-compatible (at the packet network level) STARNET is currently in progress at Optical Communication Research Laboratory, Stanford University.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1579, Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies, (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50136
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Pierluigi T. Poggiolini, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Leonid G. Kazovsky, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1579:
Advanced Fiber Communications Technologies

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