wavelength-division multiplexing

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wavelength-division multiplexing

[¦wāv‚leŋth də¦vizh·ən ′məl·tə‚pleks·iŋ]
(communications)
The sharing of the total available pass-band of a transmission medium in the optical portion of the electromagnetic spectrum by assigning individual information streams to signals of different wavelengths. Abbreviated WDM.
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The book provides a practical understanding of fiber optics as a physical medium, sorting out single-mode versus multi-mode and the crucial concept of Dense Wave-Division Multiplexing.
Infinera Corporation today announced that OnFiber Communications has deployed the Infinera DTN optical platform for dense wave-division multiplexing (DWDM) and bandwidth management in multiple metro optical networks throughout the U.
All-photonic networking, photonic switching, tunable lasers, dense wave-division multiplexing (DWDM), automatically switched transport networks, and the interplay among these technologies will be discussed in the context of dynamically provisioned and reconfigured metro optical networks.
Chromatic dispersion and dispersion slope - the tendency for light to spread out as it passes through a medium are major obstacles in the implementation of next-generation broadband dense wave-division multiplexing (DWDM) systems transmission above 2.
5 gigabits per second (Gb/s) to 10Gb/s in dense wave-division multiplexing (DWDM) systems, and to enable next generation transmission rates of 40Gb/s and beyond.
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