Date of Award

1-1-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

School

School of Engineering and Mathematics

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

First Advisor

Professor Kamran Eshraghian

Second Advisor

Professor Kamal Alameh

Abstract

Communication is an inseparable part of human life and its nature continues to evolve and improve. The advent of laser was a herald to the new possibilities in the communication world. In recent years technologies such as Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and Erbium Doped Fiber Amplifiers (EDFA) have afforded significant boost to the practice of optical communication. At the heart of this brave new world is the need to dynamically/ adaptively steer/route beams of light carrying very large amounts of data. In recent years many techniques have been proposed for this purpose by various researchers. In this study we have elected to utilise the beam-steering capabilities of Opto-VLSI processors to investigate band-pass filtering and channel equalisation as two possible and practical applications in WDM networks.

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