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Optical Fiber Devices For Signal Processing
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. The most dramatic advance has been in the loss in the fibers themselves, 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 components 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: 29 February 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0209, Optical Signal Processing for C3I, (29 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958305
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Henry F. Taylor, Rockwell International Electronics Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0209:
Optical Signal Processing for C3I
William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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