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High Performance Optical Local Area Networks (LANs)
Author(s): David W. Faulkner; David J. Hunkin; Peter Healey
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Paper Abstract

A low-cost, high performance data link design is described for optical fibre LAN/MAN applications. The transmission rate is 140 Mbit/s and the signalling rate is 280 MBaud using a biphase line code. This signalling rate is within the maximum switching speed of high performance commercial SLEDs and ECL. Multimode transmission was used for LAN applications but for MANS, single mode transmission up to 23 km has been demonstrated using a commercially available semiconductor laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946231
Show Author Affiliations
David W. Faulkner, British Telecommunications Research Laboratories (England)
David J. Hunkin, British Telecommunications Research Laboratories (England)
Peter Healey, British Telecommunications Research Laboratories (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0522:
Fibre Optics '85
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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