8 December 2003 Optical local area networking using CWDM
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This paper describes the current status of Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing (CWDM), and then progresses to discuss how it may evolve in networking applications in the future. As WDM can enhance not only transmission but also networking systems, the paper reports a potentially low cost WDM based access node architecture, particularly suited for routing optical data packets on nanosecond timescales. The scheme is cascadable and involves the use of a simple semiconductor optical amplifier (SAO) based add-drop switch. Preliminary results concerning the operation of the add-drop switches under multi-wavelength operation are reported.
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Ian H. White, Ian H. White, Richard V. Penty, Richard V. Penty, Judith Hankey, Judith Hankey, Kevin A. Williams, Kevin A. Williams, G. F. Roberts, G. F. Roberts, M. Glick, M. Glick, D. McAuley, D. McAuley, "Optical local area networking using CWDM", Proc. SPIE 5248, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices for Lightwave Communication, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.514661; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.514661


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