Transmission limitations in all optical networks

PERSON IN CHARGE: Sphicopoulos Thomas
FUNDED BY: Ministry of Education
START DATE: 01/01/2003
END DATE: 31/12/2005
The continuous increment of the telecom traffic leads to the need of denser optical WDM networks with higher transmission rates. Factors like the noise (ASE) of the optical amplifiers and the nonlinearities pose limitations to these objectives. Intention of the current project is the study of the noise factors and their impacts to the performance of an optical WDM network and the suggestion of possible solutions.
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