STARNET-II - an optically amplified direct-detection WDM computer communications network

D. Sadot, S. K. Agrawal, L. G. Kazovsky

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This report discusses the design, optimization, and implementation of two STARNET-II nodes. Both nodes include optical transceivers, computer interfaces, and software drivers. The optical transceivers are fully interfaced with high-speed STARNET computer interfaces for payload data and with FDDI interfaces for control. This allows to measure networks parameters: packet loss ratio, packet latency, required node buffering size, etc., under realistic traffic conditions with varying bandwidth and burstiness. The results show that, with an EDFA pre-amplifier, STARNET-II power budget is very similar to that of the coherent STARNET-I.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-483
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: 2 Jun 19967 Jun 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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