Proceedings PaperHigh-Capacity Optical-Fiber Undersea Cable System
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This paper will describe a proposed optical undersea communication system targeted for transatlantic service in 1988. The system uses multiple single-mode optical fibers carrying 4,000 voice circuits each way on digital streams at 274 Mb/s or higher. With the aid of a digital time assignment interpolation system (TASI), the capacity per fiber could be increased to 12,000 voice circuits. The system will contain up to six fiber pairs for a maximum capacity of 36,000 two-way circuits. The 1.3 μm transmission wavelength will permit repeater spacings in the order of 35 km. The discussion will cover system para-meters, regenerative repeaters and the fiber cable.