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Project: All-optical Terabit per second Lambda-Shifted transmission

Acronym: ATLAS
Main Objective: In the ATLAS project fibre-optic WDM transmission over 500-1,000 km with an aggregate capacity around 1 Tbit/s is investigated by adopting return-to-zero signal formats and dispersion management techniques, without resorting to intermediate regeneration. Different network architectures using All Optical Wavelength Converters (AOWC) are currently under investigation. This project aims to assess the problems encountered when high capacity fibre transmission is associated with an intermediate AOWC, namely the allowed maximum signal distortion at the AOWC input and output, given that the signal will be further propagated down the rest of the link.
Reference: IST-1999-10626
Funding: EU
Start Date: 01-01-2000
End Date: 31-12-2002
Team: José Rodrigues Ferreira da Rocha, P. Montero, Manuel Alberto Reis de Oliveira Violas, Armando Humberto Moreira Nolasco Pinto, Tiago Maia
Groups: Optical Communications Systems – Av, , , ,
Partners: Pirelli Cavi & Sistemi, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, United Monolithic Semiconductors, Opto Speed, Thomson CSF, University of Ljubljana, Instituto de Telecomunicações (AVE), University of Paderborn, Consorzio Padova Ricerche, University College London, Istituto Superiore delle Comunicazioni e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Local Coordinator: José Rodrigues Ferreira da Rocha
Links: http://www.fub.it/atlas/
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