Optical Communication Theory and Techniques

  • Enrico Forestieri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Information and Communication Theory for Optical Communications

    1. Enrico Forestieri, Marco Secondini
      Pages 3-11
    2. Joseph M. Kahn, Keang-Po Ho
      Pages 13-20
    3. G. Bosco, A. Carena, V. Curri, P. Poggiolini
      Pages 21-28
    4. Cesare Barbieri, Gianfranco Cariolaro, Tommaso Occhipinti, Claudio Pernechele, Fabrizio Tamburini, Paolo Villoresi
      Pages 45-52
    5. Fabrizio Tamburini, Sante Andreoli, Tommaso Occhipinti
      Pages 53-59
  3. Coding Theory and Techniques

  4. Characterizing, Measuring, and Calculating Performance in Optical Fiber Communication Systems

  5. Modulation Formats and Detection

    1. Marc Bohn, Werner Rosenkranz, Folkert Horst, Bert Jan Offrein, Gian-Luca Bona, Peter Krummrich
      Pages 181-188
    2. Vittorio Curri, Roberto Gaudino, Antonio Napoli
      Pages 189-196
  6. N. Alić, G. C. Papen, L. B. Milstein, P. H. Siegel, Y. Fainman
    Pages 197-203
  7. Helmut Griesser, Joerg-Peter Elbers, Christoph Glingener
    Pages 205-212

About this book


Since the advent of optical communications, a greattechnological effort has been devoted to the exploitation of the huge bandwidth of optical fibers. Sta- ing from a few Mb/s single channel systems, a fast and constant technological development has led to the actual 10 Gb/s per channel dense wavelength - vision multiplexing (DWDM) systems, with dozens of channels on a single fiber. Transmitters and receivers are now ready for 40 Gb/s, whereas hundreds of channels can be simultaneously amplified by optical amplifiers. Nevertheless, despite such a pace in technological progress, optical c- munications are still in a primitive stage if compared, for instance, to radio communications: the widely spread on-off keying (OOK) modulation format is equivalent to the rough amplitude modulation (AM) format, whereas the DWDM technique is nothing more than the optical version of the frequency - vision multiplexing (FDM) technique. Moreover, adaptive equalization, ch- nel coding or maximum likelihood detection are still considered something “exotic” in the optical world. This is mainly due to the favourable char- teristics of the fiber optic channel (large bandwidth, low attenuation, channel stability, ...), which so far allowed us to use very simple transmission and detection techniques.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. Boston 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23132-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-23136-5
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