Beginners' Guides | 5/14/2007 | Post a comment
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, for faster, more robust radio links
Beginners' Guides | 11/19/2001 | 12 comments
The switching on and off of laser light in order to represent information in an optical network
Beginners' Guides | 8/2/2001 | Post a comment
Optical fibers connecting locations many miles apart, and carrying information in the form of on-off flashes of laser light
Beginners' Guides | 8/2/2001 | 18 comments
Very thin strands of pure silica glass through which laser light travels in an optical network
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
Beginners' Guides | 8/2/2001 | 149 comments
Transmitting many different colors (wavelengths) of laser light down the same optical fiber at the same time, in order to increase the amount of information that can be transferred
Formatting for Transmission
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 1 comment
The conversion of data into 1s and 0s, and the different ways in which these signals can be transmitted through optical fiber
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 6 comments
Forms of communication among network devices to enable the exchange of information
Internet Protocol (IP)
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 2 comments
A network-layer protocol that puts Internet data into packets and helps them to be routed over interconnected local area networks (LANs)
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 79 comments
A data-link layer protocol commonly used to transfer Internet Protocol (IP) packets over cables in local area networks (LANs)
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 9 comments
Lasers that can be adjusted to emit one of several different wavelengths
Erbium Doped-Fiber Amplifiers (EDFAs)
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 7 comments
Optical amplifiers made of short lengths of optical fiber doped with the element 'erbium'. A laser excites erbium ions in the fiber, which can then give their energy to optical signals passing through
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 25 comments
Optical amplification process throughout the actual transmission fiber in an optical network, caused by a carefully selected pump-laser wavelength scattering from atoms in the fiber and changing its wavelength to that of the optical signal
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | Post a comment
High optical powers causing various effects on signals in optical fibers, usually detrimental
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 41 comments
Devices that can switch optical signals between different optical fibers, without the need for conversion to electrical signals
Advanced Fiber Types
Beginners' Guides | 8/1/2001 | 1 comment
Optical fiber designed to work with, or in place of, conventional fiber in order to improve overall system performance
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