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All-optical backbone for a national B-ISDN network
Author(s): Kevin A. DeMartino
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optic capabilities can be exploited to greatly simplify communication networks while at the same time greatly expanding their capabilities. With fiber optic technology, it becomes feasible to construct a broadband integrated services digital network (B-ISDN) that is scaled to cover the United States and can provide an STM-1 (155 Mb/s) interface for each subscriber. This paper describes an all-optical backbone for this national B-ISDN network. A switching technique based on spatial grating and shifting of optical beams is presented. With this technique, signals are directed along optically transparent paths through the backbone switches, and signal characteristics remain unaltered as signals flow through the backbone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3531, All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues, (7 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327062
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Kevin A. DeMartino, Dynamics Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3531:
All-Optical Networking: Architecture, Control, and Management Issues
John M. Senior; Chunming Qiao, Editor(s)

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