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Journal of Lightwave Technology


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1577–

An All-Optical Long-Distance Multi-Gbytes/s Bit-Parallel WDM Single-Fiber Link

L. Bergman, J. Morookian, and C. Yeh

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 1577- (1998)

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An all-optical long-distance (>30 km) bit-parallel wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) single-fiber link with 12 bit-parallel channels having 1 Gbyte/s capacity has been designed. That system functionally resembles an optical fiber ribbon cable, except that all the bits pass on one fiber-optic waveguide. This single-fiber bit parallel wavelength link can be used to extend the (speed distance) product of emerging cluster computer networks, such as, the MyriNet, SCI, Hippi-6400, ShuffleNet, etc. Here, the detailed design of this link using the commercially available Corning DS (dispersion-shifted) fiber is given. To demonstrate the viability of this link, two WDM channels at wavelengths 1530 and 1545 nm carrying 1 ns pulses on each channel were sent through a single 25.2-km long Corning DS fiber. The walkoff was 200 ps, well within the allowable setup and hold time for the standard ECL logic which is 350 ps for a bit period of 1 ns. This result implies that 30 bit-parallel beams spaced 1 nm apart between 1530-1560 nm, each carrying 1 Gbits/s signal, can be sent through a 25.2-km Corning DS fiber carrying information at a 30 Gb/s rate.


L. Bergman, J. Morookian, and C. Yeh, "An All-Optical Long-Distance Multi-Gbytes/s Bit-Parallel WDM Single-Fiber Link," J. Lightwave Technol. 16, 1577- (1998)

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