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An experimental multi-Gb/s WDM broadband network

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5 Author(s)
Barry, C. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Stanford Univ., CA, USA ; Hickey, M. ; Noronha, C. ; Poggiolini, P.
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STARNET is an optical broadband network architecture based on a physical passive star topology. Over a single physical network, STARNET offers all users both a moderate-speed packet switched subnetwork and a high-speed wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) circuit switched subnetwork. Based on these two data transport facilities, several topological and protocol solutions are available to the users. As a result, STARNET supports traffic of widely different speed and continuity characteristics. An ongoing experimental effort aimed at the realization of a STARNET prototype at the Optical Communication Research Laboratory of Stanford University is described. The prototype nodes are fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) and synchronous optical network (SONET) OC-48 data rate compatible

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Communications, 1993. ICC '93 Geneva. Technical Program, Conference Record, IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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23-26 May 1993