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Optical Fibres For Digital Video Interconnections In Television Studio Centres
Author(s): Richard P. Marsden
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Paper Abstract

The increased use of digital equipment in television studio centres raises the question of how to interconnect such equipment. Because of the high bit rate, optical fibres are a possible choice. A suitable experimental link has been built. However the interconnections between equipment are not fixed; it is necessary to re-route and distribute the signals. Experiments with mechanical switching and a study of solid-state techniques show that these cannot yet switch signals on the scale needed (at least 100 sources to 100 destinations). A system based on wavelength-division and time-division multiplexing may provide a satisfactory solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0585, Fiber Optic Broadband Networks, (6 July 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.966521
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Richard P. Marsden, British Broadcasting Corporation Research Department (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0585:
Fiber Optic Broadband Networks
Robert Boirat, Editor(s)

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