Subcarrier Multiplexing in Optical Communication-Networks

Davies, P.A. and Urey, Z. (1992) Subcarrier Multiplexing in Optical Communication-Networks. Electronics & Communication Engineering Journal, 4 (2). pp. 65-72. ISSN 0954-0695. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The bandwidth capability of optical communication networks continues to increase. Optical fibres have low attenuation windows of many thousands of gigahertz and individual optical sources can now be modulated at rates well above 20 GHz. This is much faster than the switching rates of the electronic components needed to achieve multiplexing in applications such as time division multiplexing (TDM). Subcarrier multiplexing, which uses analogue intensity modulation of optical sources with readily available microwave components, can provide an elegant method of using the optical bandwidth and is capable of graceful evolution for future networks.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2009 08:15
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 10:12
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