Dynamic circulating-loop methods for transmission experiments in optically transparent networks
Kilper, Daniel C. and Chandrasekhar, Sethumadhavan and Smyth, Frank and Barry, Liam P. (2008) Dynamic circulating-loop methods for transmission experiments in optically transparent networks. In: ICTON 2008 - 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, 22-26 June 2008 .
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Recent experiments incorporating multiple fast switching elements and automated system configuration in a circulating loop apparatus have enabled the study of aspects of long-haul WDM transmission unique to optically transparent networks. Techniques include per-span switching to measure the performance limits due to dispersion compensation granularity and mesh network walk-off, and applied constant-gain amplification to evaluate wavelength reconfiguration penalties.
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