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Demonstration of multigigabit/per second services over a 20-channel WDM wavelength-routed all-optical metropolitan-area network
Author(s): Mark L. Stevens; B. R. Hemenway; Daniel M. Castagnozzi; Salil A. Parikh; Douglas Marquis; Eric A. Swanson; Ivan P. Kaminow; Uziel Koren; C. Dragone; Thomas L. Koch; Robert E. Thomas; C. Ozveren; E. Grella
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Paper Abstract

An experimental all-optical, wavelength-routed network testbed has been constructed in the Boston metropolitan area. The network has 20 optical channels, space by 50 GHz and provides dedicated circuit-switched wide-band service at user defined modulation formats and rates up to 10 Gbps, and time-slotted WDM services for medium and low-rate users. We are now characterizing the deployed network which spans over 87 km interconnecting four all-optical local-area networks in Littleton, Lexington, and Cambridge Massachusetts. We discuss wavelength sharing and reuse, local broadcast, routing, multi-cast and multi-hop connections at 1.244, 2.488, and 10 Gbps. We present the system design and the performance (e.g. BER and cross-talk) of local-broadcast, metropolitan-area-routed and broadcast transmission modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2614, All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227837
Show Author Affiliations
Mark L. Stevens, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
B. R. Hemenway, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Daniel M. Castagnozzi, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Salil A. Parikh, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Douglas Marquis, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Eric A. Swanson, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Ivan P. Kaminow, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Uziel Koren, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
C. Dragone, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Thomas L. Koch, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Robert E. Thomas, Digital Equipment Corp. (United States)
C. Ozveren, Digital Equipment Corp. (United States)
E. Grella, Digital Equipment Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2614:
All-Optical Communication Systems: Architecture, Control, and Network Issues
Vincent W. S. Chan; Robert A. Cryan; John M. Senior, Editor(s)

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