High Performance Local Area Networks
Final rept. Aug 2000-Dec 2002
MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE COUNTY BALTIMORE MD
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The potential use of optical switching to keep data in the optical domain will be used for the interconnection of local and metropolitan optical networks. Keeping data in the optical domain over various optical networks leads to new design challenges as the variability of path leads to a variability of impairments. This work accomplished experiments at 10, 20, and 40 Gbps on the ATDNET which is a metropolitan network. The optical domain impairments limited transmission rates to 20 Gbps. Polarization mode dispersion precluded 40 Gbps transmission. When ATDNET was connected to the BOSSNET, which is located in New England, dispersion allocation and polarization mode dispersion limited performance. A different optimization scheme for impairment reduction is required.
- Computer Systems
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics