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Title: Deployment of the National Transparent Optical Network around the San Francisco Bay Area

We report on the deployment and initial operation of the National Transparent Optical Network, an experimental WDM network testbed around the San Francisco Bay Area, during the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC`96) held in San Jose, CA. The deployment aspects of the physical plant, optical and SONET layers are examined along with a discussion of broadband applications which utilized the network during the OFC`96 demonstration. The network features dense WDM technology, transparent optical routing technology using acousto- optic tunable filter based switches, and network modules with add/drop, multicast, and wavelength translation capabilities. The physical layer consisted of over 300 km of Sprint and Pacific Bell conventional single mode fiber which was amplified with I I optical amplifiers deployed in pre-amp, post-amp, and line amp configurations. An out-of-band control network provided datacom channels from remote equipment sites to the SONET network manager deployed at the San Jose Convention Center for the conference. Data transport over five wavelengths was achieved in the 1550 nm window using a variety of signal formats including analog and digital signal transmission on different wavelengths on the same fiber. The network operated throughout the week of OFC`96 and is still in operation today.
Authors:
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  1. and others
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
390470
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC--124810; CONF-9609275--1
ON: DE96050500
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: National Fiber Optic Engineers conference, Denver, CO (United States), 8-12 Sep 1996; Other Information: PBD: Jun 1996
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States);Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; FIBER OPTICS; PERFORMANCE TESTING; COMPUTER NETWORKS; POWER AMPLIFIERS; OPTICAL FIBERS; DATA TRANSMISSION; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY