This book responds to the need for a coherent approach to nonlinear optical communication systems. It gives telecommunications researchers and engineers a handle on the unique problems presented by the proliferation of optical technologies in telecommunications in recent years and provides problem–solving strategies for various network functions and operations.
The product of a collaborative effort by four well–known researchers in telecommunications transmission systems, this volume covers design basics, network performance, and state–of–the–art system analysis tools and is supplemented with hundreds of illustrations as well as appendices containing the necessary mathematical derivations. It details:
- Design principles of the network transmission layer with optical technologies and fiber nonlinearities in place.
- Performance evaluation for a variety of optical transmission systems operating under nonlinear propagation regimes.
- Local area networks, regional networks, and geographical networks their potential transmission capacity and possible problems.
- Examples of effective design from the most promising nonlinear optical transmission systems.
- The methodology for design and analysis of a generic system
Optical Transmission Systems.
Soliton Optical Communications.
Long Distance TDM Transmission.
WDM Optically Amplified Systems.
Transmission in All–Optical Networks.
Francesco Matera researches optical fibers and optical local area networks at the Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Optical Communication Group.
Antonio Mecozzi has been with the Optical Communication Group at Fondazione Ugo Bordoni for more than a decade.
Marina Settembre researches optical devices for signal routing and processing, and numerical modeling of pulse propagation along fiber links.