Crosstalk in WDM Networks

  • Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
  • Eduward Tangdiongga
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 678)


This chapter presents a general description ofinterferometric crosstalk in WDM optical networks. Firstly, a classification of crosstalk is introduced. Secondly, we describe the crosstalk mechanism in WDM cross-connected systems. Thirdly, the characteristics of crosstalk and the influence on the system performance are analyzed using a simplified approach. Finally, summary conclusions are presented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Idelfonso Tafur Monroy
    • 1
  • Eduward Tangdiongga
    • 1
  1. 1.COBRA InstituteEindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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