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Optical components for future fiber optic systems
Author(s): Walter E. Chapelle
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses components that are currently available for the physical layers of local area networks to be installed during the 1990s assuming that bit rates greater than 1 GBps-km are needed and that suitability for high-volume manufacturing is an important consideration. Components of this type include single mode fiber and laser diodes which have become widely used in longhaul telecommunications systems. Integrated optics and optical amplifiers offer additional capabilities in the areas of high-speed switching network couplers and taps and control of signal amplitude. 1

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1396, Applications of Optical Engineering: Proceedings of OE/Midwest '90, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47743
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Walter E. Chapelle, Optical Engineering Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1396:
Applications of Optical Engineering: Proceedings of OE/Midwest '90

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