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Timing and dispersion in WDM optical star networks

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2 Author(s)
Semann, G. ; Lab. for Inf. & Decision Syst., MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA ; Humblet, P.

Different physical aspects that should be taken into consideration when transmitting packets in a slotted star network using wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) are discussed. It is shown that, due to the effect of the dispersion, some padding is necessary as well as a limit on the size of the network. A method for synchronizing the transmission of slots on the different wavelengths is presented. This method is almost insensitive to the relative lengths of the transmit and receive fibers

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INFOCOM '93. Proceedings.Twelfth Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. Networking: Foundation for the Future, IEEE

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