Accession Number:

ADP003579

Title:

Fiber Optics for the Future - Wavelength Division Multiplexing,

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Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

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Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Optical wavelength division multiplexing WDM systems, with signals transmitted on different wavelengths through a single fiber, can have increased information capacity and fault isolation properties over single wavelength optical systems. This paper describes a typical WDM system. The applicability of future standards to such a system are discussed. Also, a state-of-the-art survey of optical multimode components which could be used to implement the system are made. The components to be surveyed are sources, multiplexers, and detectors. Emphasis is given to the demultiplexer techniques which are the major developmental components in the WDM system. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE