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Wavelength-tolerant WDM networks
Author(s): Henryk Temkin; Anura P. Jayasumana; Jon R. Sauer
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Paper Abstract

We describe a novel approach for implementing WDM networks that does not rely on fixed wavelength channels. Rather than tuning to a preassigned fixed wavelength channel any two nodes that require a link select a currently unused portion of the spectrum. Rather than tying to make trnamitters and receivers tune to fixed wavelength channels, the medium access control unit determines the approximate channel wavelength to be used for a given link. The receiver then dynamically locks onto this channel.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2524, National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Optical Science and Engineering, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219580
Show Author Affiliations
Henryk Temkin, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Anura P. Jayasumana, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Jon R. Sauer, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2524:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Optical Science and Engineering
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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