Towards Terabit/s TDM photonic systems

B. Y. Yu, P. Toliver, R. Runser, I. Glesk, Paul Richard Prucnal

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The next generation computer networks will handle the bandwidth requirements from new applications such as supercomputer interconnection, tele-medicine applications, interactive TV and multimedia banks. The increases in the number of end users and per user bandwidth demand clearly indicate the need of developing ultra-fast advanced optical networks that are capable of delivering the throughput ranging from hundreds Gb/sec to several Tb/s. Most research efforts to date on optical networks are focused on wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) and time-division multiplexing (TDM). This paper discusses the feasibility of achieving Tb/s throughput in a single wavelength channel using TDM based on the results from a network demonstration operating at 100 Gbit/sec we developed at Princeton University.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalIEE Conference Publication
Issue number448 /3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 11th International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fibre Communications and 23rd European Conference on Optical Communications, IOOC-ECOC'97. Part 2 (of 5) -
Duration: Sep 22 1997Sep 25 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Yu, B. Y., Toliver, P., Runser, R., Glesk, I., & Prucnal, P. R. (1997). Towards Terabit/s TDM photonic systems. IEE Conference Publication, (448 /3), 19-22.