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Comparison of TDM and WDM for Backbone Ring Network Application
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 1999/09/25
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical Communication
optical communication, optical network, WDM, TDM,
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Comparison of TDM and WDM for backbone ring network application is discussed from the perspective of system economizing. A critical advantage that WDM can provide is the optical pass-through function at a node having a relatively small drop and insert bandwidth. Circumstances where WDM is more advantageous than TDM are frequent especially in center-node type ring networks.