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Advances in fibers and transmission line technology for long haul submarine systems
Author(s): David W. Peckham; Jinkee Kim; Yi Sun; Robert L. Lingle; Ole Levring
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Paper Abstract

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake on December 26, 2006 in the Strait of Luzon resulted in the failure of several submarine cable systems. Seven of the nine cables that pass through the strait were damaged, disrupting communications to China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Singapore. This recent event highlighted the dependence of international communications on submarine fiber optic transmission systems. This paper will review the evolution of optical fiber transmission line technology that has been deployed in the long haul undersea telecommunications network. It will start with a discussion of the chronological evolution of the optical fiber transmission line architecture in section one, then give more detail regarding the technology that is still being deployed today.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6781, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV, 678126 (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.746709
Show Author Affiliations
David W. Peckham, OFS (United States)
Jinkee Kim, OFS (United States)
Yi Sun, OFS (United States)
Robert L. Lingle, OFS (United States)
Ole Levring, OFS Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6781:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices IV
Ming-Jun Li; Jianping Chen; Satoki Kawanishi; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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