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Fiber Optic Local Area Networks
Author(s): J. W. Reedy; V. J. Bhatt; J. R. Jones
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Paper Abstract

The use of the fiber optic transmission medium in local area networks is explored. A taxonomy of LANs is presented, and it is shown that fiber may be considered as a universal medium for the different varieties of possible systems. The trends for future fiber systems are examined, and it is demonstrated that fiber may be used to extend the capabilities of traditional networks and also make possible new and different architectures designed to exploit the bandwidth of fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0512, Fiber Optic Communication Technology, (12 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945050
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J. W. Reedy, Siecor FiberLAN (United States)
V. J. Bhatt, Siecor FiberLAN (United States)
J. R. Jones, Siecor FiberLAN (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0512:
Fiber Optic Communication Technology
Charles W. Kleekamp, Editor(s)

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