Optical Network Technology by D.W. SmithOptical Network Technology by D.W. Smith

Optical Network Technology

EditorD.W. Smith

Hardcover | November 30, 1994

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The Information Super Highway concept has gained great popularity recently. If the super highway is to be realised it will almost certainly be built mainly using optical fibres. The British Telecoms research group in this area has long been acknowledged as a leading force in developing optical communications technology. In this book they set out the technology necessary to build the super highway of the future.
Title:Optical Network TechnologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:342 pagesPublished:November 30, 1994Publisher:Springer US

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0412601206

ISBN - 13:9780412601200


Table of Contents

Nerves of glass. Opportunities for advanced optical technology in access networks. Future core networks using novel but simple optical technology. Optical time division multiplexing for future high-capacity network applications. Impact of new optical technology on spectrally sliced access and data networks. Optical wireless local area networks - enabling technologies. Quantum cryptography and secure optical communications. Microwave and millimetre-wave radio fibre. Novel components for optical switching. Nonlinear loop mirror devices and applications. Analysis of an optically amplified two-section link specification incorporating an erbium-doped fibre amplifier. Towards a practical 1.3um optical fibre amplifier. Visible fibre lasers. Wavelength and time-multiplexing devices on planar silica motherboards. Light-sensitive optical fibres and planar waveguides. New applications of optics from modern computer design methods. Index.

Editorial Reviews

The BT edited book is...comprehensive and would be my overall choice, emphasizing as it does the underpinning physical principles and taking a forward-looking view of the field...a team at BT whose expertise in the field cannot be challenged. - Optics and Laser Technology; Truly a book to widen horizons - Optical World