—The Delta Metropolitan academic network is a
fiber-optic networks that interconnects high performance
supercomputing clusters of National Autonomous University of
Mexico (UNAM), Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM)
and Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National
Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN). The aim of this
paper is to design DWDM links and evaluate the optic receiver
performance to connecting additional academic institutions as
the Faculties of Higher Studies (FES) of UNAM to the Delta
Metropolitan academic network. The four selected FES are
Zaragoza, Aragon, Iztacala and Cuautitlan, so the DWDM links
designed are FES Zaragoza-UNAM, FES Aragon-UNAM, FES
Iztacala-UNAM and FES Cuautitlan-UNAM. We calculate the
power budget for the four fiber-optic links. Then we analyze the
DWDM receiver performance through the eye diagram tool.
Our results show that from the technical perspective the four
DWDM links designed are feasible to be installed.
—Delta network, DWDM design, DWDM
performance evaluation, research and education network.
P. J. Nájera is with the Department of Telecommunications Engineering,
National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico (e-mail:
A. Huerta-Barrientos was with National Autonomous Mexico University,
Mexico City, 04510, Mexico. She is now with the Department of Operations
Research (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Pedro Jesús Nájera-Chávez and Aida Huerta-Barrientos, "Design and Performance Evaluation of DWDM Links: The Case of Metropolitan Delta Network Extension for Research and Education in Mexico," International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 321-325, 2016.