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A small optical ethernet PC card for fiber-to-the-notebook PCs and its applications
Author(s): Naoto Sugimoto; Seiji Fukushima; Yoshihisa Sakai; Kimio Oguchi; Yuji Akatsu
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Paper Abstract

A concept for a new optical Ethernet interface card for FTTD (fiber-to-the-desktop) is proposed and application areas of the proposed card are discussed. As a first step towards realizing the concept, a one-fiber 100-megabit optical Ethernet PC card was fabricated by applying a hybrid integrated optical transceiver module and an MU connector. As a second step, a gigabit optical Ethernet PC card was fabricated for the first time and its performance was evaluated. These cards could become the standard in the coming optical FTTD/FTTN (fiber-to-the-notebook PCs) age because they are suitablie for notebook PCs and can operate in one-fiber WDM systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5625, Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II, (11 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.572507
Show Author Affiliations
Naoto Sugimoto, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Seiji Fukushima, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Yoshihisa Sakai, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Kimio Oguchi, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Yuji Akatsu, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5625:
Optical Transmission, Switching, and Subsystems II
Cedric F. Lam; Wanyi Gu; Norbert Hanik; Kimio Oguchi, Editor(s)

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