Towards terabit/s TDM photonic systems

B. Y. Yu, P. Toliver, R. Runser, I. Glesk, P. R. 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
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Integrated Optics and Optical Fibre Communications and 23rd European Conference on Optical Communications
Subtitle of host publicationIOOC-ECOC'97
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

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