Modern undersea cable system evolution
Modern submarine cable systems have been evolved from harvesting ultra-high capacity within available limited bandwidth of single fiber pair into more power efficient space division multiplexing (SDM) system by employing pump sharing techniques cross multiple fiber pairs. Applying ITU recommended open cable design standard (G.977.1) for undersea cable system design will be discussed in more details. A few challenging issues including cost consideration vs maximizing capacity and connectivity optimization will be investigated. Representative key undersea products to support an integrated turn-key solution of modern undersea cable system will be briefly introduced.
SubCom, LLC (United States)
Ruo-Mei Mu received the B.S degree and Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing and the Ph.D degree in Photonics from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland. In 2001, Dr. Mu joined the Tyco Telecommunications as Senior Member of Technical Staff, worked as a researcher in forward looking group. In 2002, she joined Alphoin Corporation as Senior Photonics Engineer, working on silicon photonics, GPON, fiber to the home system. In 2008, she returned to Tyco Telecommunications as Senior Member of Technical Staffs. Now she is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in SubCom LLC (former Tyco Telecommunications). Dr. Mu is currently working as wet system design in Customer Solution department. She has been designed and implemented many ultra high capacity optical systems for undersea system over the past decade.