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The Application Of Optical Wave Guides To Army Communications
Author(s): Larry Dworkin; Louis Coryell; R. Dragoo
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Paper Abstract

A broad class of army communication applications are contemplated for optical waveguides. Of principal interest is the multimode low-loss fiber. A few potential applications include: (a) long haul TDM cable, (b) local distribution cable used to connect telephone users to central switches within a command post, (c) antenna remoting via fiber optic guide, (d) computer interconnections. The cost effectiveness of these cables vs. conventional cable is a critical issue that will be treated in detail within this paper. Exploratory developmental models that utilized a low-loss Corning Fiber within a tactical ruggedized cable are presented. The use of both a LED source and double hetrojunction GaAlAs Lasers is discussed. Also treated is the design of cable modems, interfaces and repeaters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 1975
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0063, Guided Optical Communications, (6 November 1975); doi: 10.1117/12.954483
Show Author Affiliations
Larry Dworkin, USAECOM (United States)
Louis Coryell, USAECOM (United States)
R. Dragoo, USAECOM (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0063:
Guided Optical Communications
Frank L. Thiel, Editor(s)

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