Raman Amplifiers for Telecommunications 1

Physical Principles

  • Mohammed N. Islam

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 90/1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages vii-xxix
  2. Overview of Raman Amplification in Telecommunications

  3. Raman Physics

    1. A. R. Grant, L. F. Mollenauer
      Pages 61-89
    2. C. R. S. Fludger
      Pages 91-120
    3. Shu Namiki, Naoki Tsukiji, Yoshihiro Emori
      Pages 121-160
    4. L. Grüner-Nielsen, Y. Qian
      Pages 161-189
    5. Evgeny M. Dianov
      Pages 191-211
    6. C. R. S. Fludger
      Pages 213-252
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 291-300

About this book


I remember vividly the ?rst time that I heard about the ?ber ampli?er. At that time, of course, it was the erbium-doped ?ber ampli?er, the predecessor of the Raman ampli?er that is the subject of this book. It was an early morning in a forgotten year in Murray Hill, New Jersey at one of our Bell Labs monthly research staff meetings. About twenty directors and executive directors of research organizations clustered around a long table in the imposing executive conference room. Arno Penzias, the vice president of research, presided at the foot of the table. Everyone who participated in those research staff meetings will long remember their culture and atmosphere. Arno would pick an arbitrary starting point somewhere around the table, and the designated person would head to the front of the table to give a short talk on “something new” in his or her research area. This ?rst speaker would invariably ?ddle helplessly with the controls embedded in the podium that controlled the viewgraph projector, but eventually we would hear machinery grinding in the back room as a large hidden mirror moved into place. We would all wait quietly, arranging and choosing our own viewgraphs from the piles that lay on the table in front of every participant.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammed N. Islam
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of Michigan at Ann ArborAnn Arbor
  2. 2.Xtera Communications, Inc.AllenUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-00751-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21583-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
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