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

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

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STARNET-II is an experimental optically-amplified direct-detection WDM multi-Gb/s optical LAN. This letter describes STARNET-II design, optimization and full node implementation. A packet loss ratio of 3.9 · 10-8 (recommended for multimedia applications) is demonstrated; the corresponding BER is 7.6 · 10-11. Both power budget and channel spacing of STARNET-II support up to 80 nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1237
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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