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High-Capacity Optical-Fiber Undersea Cable System
Author(s): Peter K. Runge
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0266, Infrared Fibers, (28 July 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959903
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Peter K. Runge, Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0266:
Infrared Fibers
Larry G. DeShazer; Charles Kao, Editor(s)

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