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Lightwave Gigabit Packet Communication Networks
Author(s): Mark W. Garrett; Michael A. Karr; Andres Albanese
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Paper Abstract

The capacity of fiber optic systems is generally limited by electronics rather than the fiber itself. Recent advances in electronics technologies, notably Gallium Arsenide, has increased the potential bandwidth for LANs to several Gigabits per second. This high speed together with new protocols and architectures will allow true integration in a packet switched network, of video and high-speed data (e.g. LAN interconnection) with lower rate data and voice traffic. We discuss research efforts on Gigabit/second packet network prototypes and briefly mention the emerging technologies that will impact such experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0841, Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967562
Show Author Affiliations
Mark W. Garrett, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Michael A. Karr, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Andres Albanese, Bell Communications Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0841:
Fiber Optic Networks and Coherent Technology in Fiber Optic Systems II
John D. Chipman; Harish R. Sunak, Editor(s)

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