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Integrated fiber circuits
Author(s): William A. Gambling
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Paper Abstract

Optical fibres are used extensively for the transmission of information and have largely replaced copper circuits for all but the shortest distances. They are capable of enormous bandwidth, very low transmission loss and minimal error rates. However whilst a range of passive fibre components is available to help exploit the fibre capability, much of the signal processing is still carried out electrically. This repetitive transformation from the optical to the electrical domains and back is obviously clumsy and inefficient. Fortunately active fibre devices also exist and the range of these is steadily increasing thus reducing the need for electrical intervention in optical systems. A new technology of integrated fibre circuits is emerging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3211, International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96, (2 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.345548
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William A. Gambling, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3211:
International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics: Selected Papers from Photonics India '96

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