(DURIP 95) Instrumentation for Phase Modulation, Stability and Control in Terabit per Second Optical Network.
Final rept. 1 Sep 95-31 Aug 97,
PRINCETON UNIV NJ
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We requested instrumentation principally lasers and amplified components operating at 1.5 micrometer to enhance a research program to develop and demonstrate a Tbs optical network architecture. This ultra high speed architecture, which includes ultra-high parallelism and complete control over optical phase, is based on several novel optical and optoelectronic technologies such as acousto-optic spectral encoding of femtosecond optical pulses using shaped radiofrequency pulses and all-optical time-division multiplexing and demultiplexing of picosecond optical pulses. These key technologies enable an optical network architecture based on a combination of wavelength-time-and code-division multiplexing with rapid channel access and several Tbs aggregate throughput.
- Lasers and Masers
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices