Ultrafast technologies for photonic networks

Paul R. Prucnal, Varghese Baby, Lei Xu, Ivan Glesk

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Considerable progress has been in the last decade in the fields of photonic networks and ultra-fast optics. The past few years has seen the widespread use of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) to provide enormous point-to-point capacity in the backbone and metro area networks. Remarkable progress in electronics, in terms of both costs and performance speeds, has to some extent alleviated the 'electronic bottleneck'. Developments in fiber-optics such as novel fiber types and Raman amplification have opened up additional wavelength regions of operation resulting in great expansion of usable fiber bandwidth. There exist unique opportunities for ultrafast technologies - a subject of much interest in the last decade and reaching a point of maturity - to complement these advances and spark the next generation networks. In our talk, we will mention two networking environments very different from WDM - (1) optical time division multiplexing (OTDM) and (2) optical code division multiple access (OCDMA). We will look at the potential of both these scenarios for different applications, focusing in particular on the latter as an approach that provides maximum flexibility to utilize the immense bandwidth of the optical fiber. We will also describe various ultra-fast technologies that have been developed e.g. .high repetition rate pulsed lasers, ultra-fast optical switches, time delay elements etc. which have a direct relevance to both these types of networks.

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Wavelength division multiplexing
Photonics
Multiplexing
photonics
Bandwidth
Division
Next generation networks
Time division multiplexing
Optical switches
Fibers
wavelength division multiplexing
Wavelength
Pulsed lasers
Electric sparks
Code division multiple access
Fiber optics
Amplification
Optical fibers
Optics
Time delay

Keywords

  • ultrafast
  • technologies
  • photonic networks
  • ultra-fast optics
  • wavelength division multiplexing
  • WDM
  • raman amplification
  • fiber-optics
  • OCDMA

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Ultrafast technologies for photonic networks. / Prucnal, Paul R.; Baby, Varghese; Xu, Lei; Glesk, Ivan.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5595, 10.2004, p. 244-248.

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