PrimeNet — A concept to apply Arrayed Waveguide Grating Multiplexers in a WDM-based fiber backbone

  • Hagen Woesner
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


This paper presents a concept for a Multi-Gbit/s WDM-based fiber backbone. The backbone interconnects stations by the means of an Arrayed Waveguide Grating Multiplexer (AWGM). The architecture offers the possibility to evolve from unidirectional virtual ring structures to a fully meshed interconnection. A SONET/SDH based system architecture and a strategy to map ATM service classes on it is proposed.


Medium Access Control Protocol Bandwidth Allocation Wavelength Conversion Array Waveguide Grating Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hagen Woesner
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  1. 1.Telecommunication networks groupTechnical University BerlinBerlinGermany

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