Deployment of the National Transparent Optical Network around the San Francisco Bay Area

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We report on the deployment and initial operation of the National Transparent Optical Network, an experimental WDM network testbed around the San Francisco Bay Area, during the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC`96) held in San Jose, CA. The deployment aspects of the physical plant, optical and SONET layers are examined along with a discussion of broadband applications which utilized the network during the OFC`96 demonstration. The network features dense WDM technology, transparent optical routing technology using acousto- optic tunable filter based switches, and network modules with add/drop, multicast, and wavelength translation capabilities. The physical layer consisted of over 300 km of ... continued below

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McCammon, K.; Haigh, R. & Armstrong, G. June 1, 1996.

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We report on the deployment and initial operation of the National Transparent Optical Network, an experimental WDM network testbed around the San Francisco Bay Area, during the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC`96) held in San Jose, CA. The deployment aspects of the physical plant, optical and SONET layers are examined along with a discussion of broadband applications which utilized the network during the OFC`96 demonstration. The network features dense WDM technology, transparent optical routing technology using acousto- optic tunable filter based switches, and network modules with add/drop, multicast, and wavelength translation capabilities. The physical layer consisted of over 300 km of Sprint and Pacific Bell conventional single mode fiber which was amplified with I I optical amplifiers deployed in pre-amp, post-amp, and line amp configurations. An out-of-band control network provided datacom channels from remote equipment sites to the SONET network manager deployed at the San Jose Convention Center for the conference. Data transport over five wavelengths was achieved in the 1550 nm window using a variety of signal formats including analog and digital signal transmission on different wavelengths on the same fiber. The network operated throughout the week of OFC`96 and is still in operation today.

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  • National Fiber Optic Engineers conference, Denver, CO (United States), 8-12 Sep 1996

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  • Other: DE96050500
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--124810
  • Report No.: CONF-9609275--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 390470
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc682062

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McCammon, K.; Haigh, R. & Armstrong, G. Deployment of the National Transparent Optical Network around the San Francisco Bay Area, article, June 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc682062/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.