Wavelength‐division integration of services in fibre‐optic networks

Philippe A. Perrier, Paul Richard Prucnal

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Abstract

A flexible fibre‐optic network architecture for the integration of multiple services is proposed and demonstrated. The traffic requirements of each service are addressed by using distinct wavelengths and multiple‐access schemes. The separation of services by wavelength eliminates the need for complex bandwidth allocation and multiplexing techniques. As a consequence of wavelength‐division, the network can be seen as consisting of a collection of subnetworks, each carrying a different service. Different data rates and signal formats are easily accommodated. To the user, however, the integration appears complete.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-157
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Digital & Analog Cabled Systems
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Fibre‐optic networks
  • Integrated services
  • Wavelength‐division multiplexing

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