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Advances In Coherent Optical Fiber Communications Systems
Author(s): Richard A Linke
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Paper Abstract

The best optical detection sensitivities and the longest unrepeatered transmission spans for experimental systems at bitrates up to 2 Gb/s are now obtained using heterodyne detection techniques. In addition, the potential advantages of these techniques in multi-channel systems, for video distribution as well as for broad-band local network applications, are now being explored. Recently reported advances in theory and technique are reviewed and current problems and limitations are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0864, Advanced Optoelectronic Technology, (2 June 1988);
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Richard A Linke, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0864:
Advanced Optoelectronic Technology
Daniel B. Ostrowsky; Claude P. Puech, Editor(s)

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