Modeling of Light Propagation in 1- and 10- Gigabit LANS

Thursday, September 9, 1999 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Keller 3-180
John Abbott (Corning Incorporated)
Local Area Networks (LANS) are shifting to highspeed gigabit networks using inexpensive high speed VCSELS or Fabry-Perot lasers and specialized multimode fiber. This talk will summarize the background and progress in modeling of the laser launch and performance of the fibers, and review some open questions suitable for the IMA workshop.

These include optimal estimation of the modal power distribution, optimal utilization of the differential mode delay (DMD) measurement data to characterize the fiber, and improved models of the interaction of fiber and launch parameters.