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Optical protocols for terabit networksThis paper describes a new fiber-optic local area network technology providing 100X improvement over current technology, has full crossbar funtionality, and inherent data security. Based on optical code-division multiple access (CDMA), using spectral phase encoding/decoding of optical pulses, networking protocols are implemented entirely in the optical domain and thus conventional networking bottlenecks are avoided. Component and system issues for a proof-of-concept demonstration are discussed, as well as issues for a more practical and commercially exploitable system. Possible terrestrial and aerospace applications of this technology, and its impact on other technologies are explored. Some initial results toward realization of this concept are also included.
Document ID
19920035014
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Chua, P. L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lambert, J. L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Morookian, J. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bergman, L. A. (JPL Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 91-3780
Meeting Information
AIAA Computing in Aerospace Conference(Baltimore, MD)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other