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Optical channel capacity: 100 Gb/s, Tb/s and beyond
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Paper Abstract

100-Gb/s per channel optical transport technology development has experienced a long journey from purely academic interests to commercially viable solutions. In near future, 100-Gb/s channel will be one of the major building blocks for the next generation transport network. Beyond 100 Gb/s optical channel designs may, however, experience a paradigm change. So far, almost all commercially available optical channels, with capacity up to 100 Gb/s, are single-optical-carrier ETDM (electrical time domain multiplexing) channels. Optical channels with capacities beyond 100 Gb/s, however, will most likely be a superchannel with multiple optical carriers based on our analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8331, Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optical Communication Systems and Networking, 833105 (25 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914244
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Tiejun J. Xia, Verizon Communications (United States)
Glenn Wellbrock, Verizon Communications (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8331:
Photonics and Optoelectronics Meetings (POEM) 2011: Optical Communication Systems and Networking
Zisen Zhao; Richard Penty; Chester Shu; Tao Jiang, Editor(s)

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