Design and investigation of an all-optical WDM ring-network

D.T. van Veen, E. Rikkers, F.N. Krommendijk, B.H. Sikken, G.J.M. Krijnen, P.W.C. Linders, A.F. Bakker, J.L. Joppe, M.B.J. Diemeer, A. Driessen, A.M.J. Koonen, M.K. Smit

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    This paper describes the implementation and investigation of an all-optical amplified ring network with PHASed ARray (PHASAR) based optical add/drop multiplexers (OADMs). From crosstalk analysis follows that an OADM with a foldback-structure and 1×2-switches has an outstanding crosstalk performance. From the investigation of the dynamic behaviour of Erbium doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) in a ring configuration we found that EDFAs in a ring-configuration require a faster gain-control when compared to a cascade-configuration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplications of photonic technology 3
    Subtitle of host publicationclosing the gap between theory, development, and application
    Place of PublicationBellingham, WA
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0-8194-2950-3
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 1998
    EventInternational Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III, ICAPT 1998 - Ottawa, Canada
    Duration: 27 Jul 199830 Jul 1998
    Conference number: 3


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III, ICAPT 1998
    Abbreviated titleICAPT


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