Fibre Optic Communication

Key Devices

  • Herbert Venghaus
  • Norbert Grote

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. David B. Payne
    Pages 1-53
  3. Pascale Nouchi, Pierre Sillard, Denis Molin
    Pages 55-97
  4. Norbert Grote, Martin Möhrle, Werner Hofmann
    Pages 99-138
  5. Masahiro Aoki
    Pages 139-188
  6. Hélène Debrégeas-Sillard
    Pages 189-226
  7. Hiroshi Yasaka, Yasuo Shibata
    Pages 227-280
  8. Andreas Beling, Joe C. Campbell
    Pages 281-323
  9. Yaakov Achiam, Arkady Kaplan, Matthias Seimetz
    Pages 325-374
  10. Herbert Venghaus
    Pages 375-439
  11. Wolfgang Coenning, François Caloz
    Pages 441-471
  12. Karsten Rottwitt
    Pages 473-509
  13. René Bonk, Thomas Vallaitis, Wolfgang Freude, Juerg Leuthold, Richard Penty, Anna Borghesani et al.
    Pages 511-571
  14. Hans-Georg Weber, Reinhold Ludwig
    Pages 573-623
  15. Di Liang, Alexander W. Fang, John E. Bowers
    Pages 625-663
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 665-682

About this book


The book gives an in-depth description of the key devices of current and next generation fibre optic communication networks. In particular, the book covers devices such as semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers, modulators, wavelength filters, and detectors but the relevant properties of optical fibres as well. The presentations include the physical principles underlying the various devices, the technologies used for the realization of the different devices, typical performance characteristics and limitations, and development trends towards more advanced components are also illustrated. Thus the scope of the book spans relevant principles, state-of-the-art implementations, the status of current research and expected future components.  


Fibre optics Optoelectronic devices Telecommunication

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert Venghaus
    • 1
  • Norbert Grote
    • 2
  1. 1.Heinrich-Hertz-InstitutFraunhofer-Institut NachrichtentechnikBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Heinrich-Hertz-InstitutFraunhofer-Institut NachrichtentechnikBerlinGermany

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