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Systems perspective on optical processing / packet networks

Prucnal, P.R. and Wang, Bing C. and Glesk, I. (2002) Systems perspective on optical processing / packet networks. In: Summer Topical Meeting of the Lasers-and-Electro-Optics-Society, 2002-07-15 - 2002-07-17.

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Abstract

By applying optical multiplexing techniques, the bandwidth of fiber optics can be utilized more efficiently. There are three primary optical multiplexing techniques. The most basic technique, space-division multiplexing (SDM), is a brute-force approach that simply uses separate optical fibers for each channel. Of course, this approach starts to become unwieldy as the number of channels and connections increases in a fully connected network.