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Optical local area networking using CWDM
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the current status of Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM), and then progresses to discuss how it may evolve in networking applications in the future. As WDM can enhance not only transmission but also networking systems, the paper reports a potentially low cost WDM based access node architecture, particularly suited for routing optical data packets on nanosecond timescales. The scheme is cascadable and involves the use of a simple semiconductor optical amplifier (SAO) based add-drop switch. Preliminary results concerning the operation of the add-drop switches under multi-wavelength operation are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5248, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices for Lightwave Communication, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.514661
Show Author Affiliations
Ian H. White, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard V. Penty, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Judith Hankey, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kevin A. Williams, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. F. Roberts, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
M. Glick, Intel Research Cambridge (United Kingdom)
D. McAuley, Intel Research Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5248:
Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices for Lightwave Communication
Joachim Piprek, Editor(s)

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