1 May 1996 Surface-emitting laser-based optical multiplexing technologies
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Different optical multiplexing techniques are described for providing parallel, high-speed communication between multiple nodes in a distributed multi-access network. Using compact, 2D arrays of VCSELs and VCSEL-based optical switches, data from different nodes can be multiplexed together in the space, time, or wavelength domain, and then transmitted through a single optical fiber. Each channel can be individually-modulated, time-compressed, and time- multiplexed in a bit-serial fashion into a single, high-speed data stream, while different channels are wavelength-multiplexed on a single optical fiber. Spatial routing is achieved by a distributed optical switching network, in which space and wavelength can be combined to provide wavelength routing without wavelength tuning.
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Julian Cheng, Julian Cheng, } "Surface-emitting laser-based optical multiplexing technologies", Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238939; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.238939
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