Fundamentals of Wavelength Division Multiplex Optical Communication Networks

W. van Etten

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    It is shown that in potential the capacity of optical fiber is virtually unlimited.
    However, the electronic bottle-neck and fiber dispersion prevent die use of diis
    capacity to its full extent. A description is given of different wavelengdi multiplex
    devices to be used in wavelength division multiplex networks. Subsequently,
    broadcast and select networks are dealt widi. In order to provide the optical
    networks widi flexibility, wavelength routing networks are introduced. Moreover,
    diese networks are more efficient widi respect to power and number of
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)73-80
    Number of pages8
    JournalTijdschrift van het Nederlands Elektronica- en Radiogenootschap
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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