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Use of high frequency test signals for monitoring of transparent WDM optical data networks

 
: Rohde, M.

Döring, H. ; Informationstechnische Gesellschaft -ITG-, Fachausschuß 5.3 Optische Nachrichtentechnik:
Photonische Netze. Vorträge der 3. ITG-Fachtagung vom 22. bis 23. April 2002 in Leipzig
Berlin: VDE-Verlag, 2002 (ITG-Fachbericht 172)
ISBN: 3-8007-2688-2
S.165-170
Fachtagung Photonische Netze <3, 2002, Leipzig>
Deutsch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer HHI ()
amplitude shift keying; data communication; differential phase shift keying; error statistics; monitoring; optical fibre networks; optical modulation; telecommunication equipment testing; wavelength division multiplexing; high frequency test signals; transparent wdm optical data networks; network monitoring; wavelength diversity multiplexing; high frequency modulation; optical carrier; test channel; bit error rate; ber measurements; test method; ask-nrz; dpsk; signal degradation; digital test signal modulation; hf test signals; 50 mbit/s; 10 Gbit/s

Abstract
The article describes testing of the optical paths in transparent WDM (wavelength diversity multiplexing) data networks. It shows how additional high frequency modulation superposed on the optical carrier can be used to establish a test channel without affecting useful signals. Bit error rate (BER) measurements are described for 10 Gigabit/sec useful signals transmitted, using 50 Mbit/s data rate. This test method worked satisfactorily for ASK-NRZ as well as for DPSK modulation, to provide early warning of degradation of the useful signal. The article also deals with monitoring of individual channels in optical networks and the test setup is presented, showing superposed digital test signal modulation.

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