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Performance Requirements For Devices And Components For Field Application Of Coherent Optical Communication Systems
Author(s): M C Brain; D W Smith
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Paper Abstract

The potential for coherent detection to improve the receiver sensitivity and expand the transmission capacity of optical communications systems has now been demonstrated in a number of laboratories, but much remains to be done to develop systems for use in telecommunications networks. In the light of reported experimental results, this paper reviews the performance required of devices and components for coherent systems, and considers the developments needed to bridge the gap between laboratory demonstration and field application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0716, High Frequency Optical Communications, (23 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937470
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M C Brain, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)
D W Smith, British Telecom Research Laboratories (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0716:
High Frequency Optical Communications
O. Glenn Ramer; Paul Sierak, Editor(s)

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