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CD Laser As A Fiber Optic Source For Computer Data Links
Author(s): Ronald L. Soderstrom; Timothy R. Block; Dennis L. Karst; Tong Lu
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Paper Abstract

Computer data links are evolving from copper cable systems to fiber optics simply because the optical fiber itself offers the advantages of higher data rates and longer distances. The Compact Disc (CD) laser is suitable as the light source because it satisfies the computer system requirements for low cost, high data rate, miniaturized package, and high reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0991, Fiber Optic Datacom and Computer Networks, (14 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.960017
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Ronald L. Soderstrom, IBM Corporation (United States)
Timothy R. Block, IBM Corporation (United States)
Dennis L. Karst, IBM Corporation (United States)
Tong Lu, IBM Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0991:
Fiber Optic Datacom and Computer Networks
James E. Hayes; James Pazaris, Editor(s)

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