Note that this term applies to an optical carrier (which is typically described by its wavelength), whereas frequency division multiplexing typically applies to a radio carrier (which is more often described by frequency). However, since wavelength and frequency are inversely proportional, and since radio and light are both forms of electromagnetic radiation, the distinction is somewhat arbitrary.

See also time division multiplexing, code division multiplexing.

[Is "wave division multiplexing", as in "dense wave division multiplexing" (DWDM) just a trendy abbreviation?]

Last updated: 2002-07-16

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