Time-Division Optical Interconnects for Local-Area and Micro-Area Networks
ROME LAB ROME NY
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This report describes the development of an optical Time-Division Multiple-Access TDMA interconnect suitable for applications in local-area and micro-area networks. The advantages of using time-division techniques instead of frequency-division, wavelength-division, or code-division techniques in a shared-medium environment are discussed in detail. Furthermore, a detailed description of the TDMA architecture is presented along with various experiments pertaining to the actual components needed to implement the system. Finally, experimental data is presented for an actual optical TDMA test bed. The experimental data demonstrates the feasibility of the architecture, and shows that currently the system has the capability to accommodate up to 50 channels. The bit-error-rate per channel was measured to be less than 10 to the minus ninth power for pseudo-random bit-sequences.
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