Ultrafast All-Optical Synchronous Multiple Access Fiber Networks

Paul R. Prucnal, Mario A. Santoro, Sanjay K. Sehgal

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Two synchronous multiple access schemes, TDMA and CDMA, are proposed for fiber optic networks using optical signal processing. Network synchronization is achieved by using a central mode-locked laser which also serves as the source for each station. The data are converted into a high-bandwidth optical signal using electrooptic modulators. The accessing schemes use optical fiber delay lines. The feasibility of these schemes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1484-1493
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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