Ultrahigh-Speed Optical Transmission Technology

  • Hans-Georg Weber
  • Masataka Nakazawa

Part of the Optical and Fiber Communications Reports book series (OFCR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Hans-Georg Weber, Masataka Nakazawa
    Pages 1-20
  3. Leaf A. Jiang, Erich P. Ippen, Hiroyuki Yokoyama
    Pages 21-51
  4. Kazuto Noguchi
    Pages 89-101
  5. Colja Schubert, Reinhold Ludwig, Hans-Georg Weber
    Pages 103-140
  6. Shigeki Watanabe
    Pages 141-164
  7. Heinz-Gunter Bach
    Pages 165-216
  8. Mark D. Pelusi, Akira Suzuki
    Pages 301-321
  9. Harald Rosenfeldt, Ernst Brinkmeyer
    Pages 323-346
  10. Eugen Lach, Karsten Schuh, Michael Schmidt
    Pages 347-377
  11. T. Sakurai, N. Kobayashi
    Pages 425-452
  12. Carsten Schmidt-Langhorst, Hans-Georg Weber
    Pages 453-481

About this book


Ultrahigh-speed optical transmission technology is a key technology for increasing the communication capacity. In optical fibre networks, the number of wavelength channels and the bit rate per wavelength channel, i.e. the TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) bit rate, determine the transmission capacity. Currently, TDM bit rates of more than 40 Gbit/s require optical signal processing (Optical Time Division Multiplexing, OTDM). OTDM bit rates of up to 1.2 Tbit/s have already been reported. The devices developed for ultrahigh-speed optical transmission are not limited to communication applications only. They are key devices for high-speed optical signal processing, i.e. monitoring, measurement and control, and will thus give a wide technological basis for innovative science and technology. All these aspects of ultrahigh-speed optical transmission technology are described in detail in this book.


Absorption Dispersion High-speed data transmission Modulator Technologie Transmission Ultrahigh-speed optical signal processing Ultrashort pulse generation communication laser network optical communication science semiconductor technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Weber
    • 1
  • Masataka Nakazawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for TelecommunicationsHeinrich-Hertz-InstitutBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Research Institute of Electrical CommunicationMiyagiken, Aoba-KaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23878-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68005-5
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