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Signal Processing Applications Of Fiber-Optic Delay Lines
Author(s): Henry F. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, considerable progress has been made in the development of components for wideband optical communication, using glass fibers as the transmission medium. (I") The most dramatic advance has been in the loss in the fibers themselAes, which has dropped from a minimum of about 1000 dB/km prior to 1970 to 0.2 dB/km today.(') Similarly, research in the field of integrated optics has led to the development of miniaturized, single-mode com-ponents for use with laser sources. Generation, modulation, directional coupling, switching, and detection of light are functions which have already been demonstrated with integrated optics devices.('-') Improvements in bandwidth, switching and multiplexing capability, size, and reliability for fiber communications systems could result from these efforts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0185, Optical Processing Systems, (10 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957476
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Henry F. Taylor, Rockwell International Science Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0185:
Optical Processing Systems
William T. Rhodes, Editor(s)

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