Design Process for Terrestrial and Undersea DWDM Network Upgrades

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Part of the Optical Networks book series (OPNW)

Abstract

The design process for DWDM upgrades of terrestrial and undersea systems is presented in the form of realistic industry scenarios. Fiber plant quality, margins for repairs and fiber aging, and upgrade capacity target are taken into account. Estimation of repeater characteristics, management of multipath interference and nonlinearities as well as the Raman amplification aspects in the various designs are also analyzed.

Keywords

Microwave Attenuation Expense Fishing Coupler 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The author is grateful to his present and former collogues at Xtera Communications: D. Chang, S. Edirisinghe, G. Grosso, D. Krishnappa, W. Pelouch, A. Puc, A. Robinson, J. Schwartz, N. Taylor, and W. Wong.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Xtera Communications IncAllenUSA

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