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Compact low-cost WADM node using multiple-folded 1-layered architecture for optical shared protection ring
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Paper Abstract

We present a new WADM network node with 50% optical component reduction, 30% smaller footprint, and 35% electrical power saving compared with conventional WADM for optical channel shared protection ring application. It has no single-point-of-failure. Since coherent crosstalk might be a potential issue in this design, we experimentally measured the Q-factor as function of Signal-to-Interference Ratio (SIR) to characterize its performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5596, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking III, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.573905
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Benjamin B. Dingel, Nasfine Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Aniweta Onuorah, Univ. of Maryland/Baltimore County (United States)
Daniel Tebben, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
Ming-Jun Li, Corning Inc. (United States)
Richard Wagner, Corning Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5596:
Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking III
Benjamin B. Dingel; Werner Weiershausen; Achyut K. Dutta; Ken-Ichi Sato, Editor(s)

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