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Fiber optic wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) system simulator for mobile platforms
Author(s): Ashish M. Vengsarkar; Mark S. Miller; Eric O. Olsen; Norris E. Lewis
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Paper Abstract

A personal-computer based simulator has been developed to analyze different wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) configurations in optical fiber sensing and communication systems. Trade-offs are investigated in order to optimize system performance. Power budgets, channel widths and cross talk calculations are carried out for a system completely specified by the user. When exact loss variations with wavelength are not available, simplifying assumptions are incorporated in the model. The simulator uses a transfer function approach and is modular in nature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0989, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II, (9 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.959832
Show Author Affiliations
Ashish M. Vengsarkar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
Mark S. Miller, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (United States)
Eric O. Olsen, Litton Poly-Scientific Division (United States)
Norris E. Lewis, Litton Poly-Scientific Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0989:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms II
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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