A. M. J. Koonen

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The Information Society Technologies—all-optical LAbel SwApping employing optical logic Gates in NEtwork nodes (IST-LASAGNE) project aims at designing and implementing the first, modular, scalable, and truly all-optical photonic router capable of operating at 40 Gb/s. The results of the first project year are presented in this paper, with emphasis on the(More)
In the context of communications based on light-emitting diodes (LEDs), spectrally efficient modulation has been considered for overcoming their limited bandwidth, and one scheme under investigation is quadrature-amplitude modulation on discrete multitones. The dependence of the output optical power on the driving current of practical LEDs is nonlinear,(More)
A novel system concept is presented to transport microwave signals over an in-house multimode graded-index polymer optical fiber network, in order to feed the radio access points in high-capacity wireless LANs. By employing optical frequency multiplying, the network's intrinsically limited bandwidth is overcome. The feasibility of this concept to carry data(More)
This paper addresses the issues of designing an infrastructure to support seamless in-building communication at the 60 GHz band. Recently, the 60 GHz band has received much attention due to its 5 GHz of available spectrum. However, the propagation of signals in this band is strongly hindered by attenuation and line-of-sight requirements. The situation gets(More)
Current QoS solutions for IP networks are usually based on traffic classification and need to be supported by every device in the end-to-end path to be effective. This is relatively expensive for home networks. Alternative techniques have been proposed that require end-user services to pragmatically adapt their properties to the actual condition of the(More)
In order to satisfy the increasing demand of wireless broadband multimedia services, much attention has been paid to the 60 GHz band where as much as 5 GHz of spectrum has been reserved. However, in the indoor environment, the propagation of signals at this millimeter wave band is strongly hindered by walls, people and their movement, furniture, etc. As a(More)
In the Netherlands there have been various successful municipal broadband access network projects in the last few years, and many more projects are taking shape at this moment. Some of them are targeting business, others aim to connect residents, and there are projects which fully include both in their strategy. In this paper we present three successful(More)
The intensification of traffic in the access network requires the development of novel architectural solutions for a reconfigurable network topology and components based on optical technologies. We present a hybrid ring-shaped wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-time division multiplexing (TDM) passive optical network (PON) that is capable of providing(More)
Electronic chromatic dispersion compensation employing maximum-likelihood sequence estimation (MLSE) has recently been the topic of extensive research and a range of commercial products. It is well known that MLSE provides a considerable benefit for amplitude modulated modulation formats such as ON-OFF keying (OOK) and optical duobinary. However, when(More)