Towards high-speed optical networks of the future: An overview of 160 Gbit/s transmission and networking

H. Rohde, G. Lehmann, W. Schairer, J. P. Turkiewicz, E. Tangdiongga, H. De Waardt, G. D. Khoe, E. Sikora, Y. R. Zhou, A. Lord, D. Payne

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An overview of a wide choice of current technologies and components suitable for the use of 160 Gbit/s optical time domain multiplexing (OTDM) systems is given. A selection of the presented components were used to implement a 160 Gbit/s network. In a field trial on BT's network we demonstrated transmission over 550 km and a fully operating OTDM network including a time domain add-drop multiplexer (TD-OADM) at a data rate of 160 Gbit/s at a single wavelength and a tributary data rate of 10 Gbit/s.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Conference 2004 (APOC 2004) 7 November 2004, Beijing, China
EditorsS.J. Ben Yoo
Place of PublicationBellingham
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005
EventNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications II - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 Nov 200411 Nov 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceNetwork Architectures, Management, and Applications II


  • 160 Gbit/s network
  • 160 Gbit/s transmission
  • Add-Drop Multiplexer (ADM)
  • Field Trial
  • Optical Time Domain Multiplex (OTDM)
  • OTDM Demultiplexer


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