Scalability of an All-optical Multiwavelength Slottedring Metropolitan Area Network

Taco D. Visser (Editor), D. Dey, Daan Lenstra (Editor), A.M.J. Koonen, Hugo F. Schouten (Editor), A.C. van Bochove

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    In this paper simulation results of the bit error rate (BER) performance of an all-optical multiwavelength slotted-ring metropolitan area network (MAN) are presented. The simulation results provide insight into the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) degradation as the optical ring is scaled up in terms of the number of access points on it. The results also enable us to understand the effect of inband crosstalk (generated by the adding and dropping of packets at the optically transparent access points) on the bit error rate. A few techniques to improve the BER performance, resulting from inband crosstalk, are proposed.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event7th IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter Annual Symposium 2002 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 9 Dec 20029 Dec 2002
    Conference number: 7


    Conference7th IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter Annual Symposium 2002


    • IR-58194

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