TDM optical networks

Paul R. Prucnal, Keren Bergman

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Recent advances in device technologies have opened new opportunities for implementing optical time-division multiplexing (OTDM) in very high-speed long-haul transmission as well as networking. This paper presents an overview of the OTDM networks. Various design approaches from several research groups and their supporting technologies are surveyed. Some fundamental issues of OTDM networks including noise sources, synchronization, and nonlinear transmission effects are discussed. Also, design approach is introduced for an OTDM network and the related enabling technologies are described focusing on the multihop transparent packet switching network architecture which offers both ultra-high speed and maximum parallelism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-217
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Part 1 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 30 1995Nov 2 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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