Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers. Device and System Developments. Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing

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  • 816 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Emmanuel Desurvire′s Erbium–Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Principles and Applications

"The book is an indispensable reference for researchers, development engineers, and system designers in fiber–optic communications. . . . It will excel as an introductory text in upper–level undergraduate and graduate courses on system applications of fiber optics."


"One of the most comprehensive and detailed accounts of the physics and fundamental principles of erbium–doped fiber amplifiers. . . . I do not hesitate to recommend the book enthusiastically to anyone having an interest in EDFAs and their applications."

–Physics Today

Erbium–doped fiber amplifiers are an important technology for lightwave voice, video, and data transmission. In his previous book, Erbium–Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Principles and Applications, Emmanuel Desurvire offered an important exploration of the then–infant technology of erbium–doped fiber amplifiers. The passage of the 1996 Telecommunications Act and the growth of the Internet have sparked intense demand for expanded bandwidth in all network layers, resulting in significant advances in EDFA technology.

Erbium–Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Device and System Developments brings telecommunications professionals up to date. Combining the contributions from four international experts in EDFAs, this new volume expands the reader′s conceptual understanding of EDFAs and covers the developmental issues of EDFAs that are relevant to modern telecom applications. The authors review:

∗ New aspects in EDFA modeling, including the standard confined–doping, the transcendental–power–equation, and average–inversion–level models

∗ Design concepts for EDFAs in terrestrial and submarine WDM systems

∗ Transmission fiber design and dispersion–management techniques for terabit/s systems

∗ Amplified submarine–cable systems, including a brief history of submarine–cable communications and the investigation of terabit/s system technologies

∗ Advanced concepts in the physics of noise in amplified light, noise figure definitions, entropy, and ultimate capacity limits

Delving into fundamental concepts (including a wealth of previously unpublished materials) as well as important breakthroughs, this much–needed resource will place telecom engineers in a position to take advantage of every aspect in the broad potential of EDFAs.
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List of Acronyms and Symbols.


Chapter 1. New Aspects in EDFA Modeling.

Chapter 2. Origin and Analysis of Noise in EDFAs.

Chapter 3. Information Capacity of Optically Amplified Signals.

Chapter 4. Secondary Physical Effects in EDFAs.


Chapter 5. Amplifier Technology and Design for Terrestrial Transmission.

Chapter 6. Amplifier Technology and Design for Transoceanic Transmission.

Chapter 7. Amplified Terrestrial Networks.

Chapter 8. Amplified Submarine–Cable Systems.

Appendix A: Time–Dependent Average–Inversion Model.

Appendix B: Derivation of the Output PDF and Associated Mean and Variance for the Coherent Single–Photon Multiplier.

Appendix C: Semiclassical Quantum–Beamsplitter Model.

Appendix D: Semiclassical Derivation of Symbol PDF and BER of Optically Amplified Signals.

Appendix E: BER Extrapolation Method Based on the Leveberg–Marquardt Nonlinear Curve–Fitting Algorithm.

Appendix F: Mutual Information and Equivocation in Discrete Memoryless Channel with N–Symbol Alphabet.

Appendix G: System Performance Criteria.

Appendix H: Basic Principles of Error–Correction Coding.


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EMMANUEL DESURVIRE has been involved in the field of optical fiber amplifiers for nearly twenty years, starting with his PhD work on Raman fiber amplification in 1981–83. For his contributions to the early investigation and development of EDFAs at AT&T Bell Laboratories, he received several national and international awards, including the 1994 prize from the International Commission for Optics and, jointly with Professor D. N. Payne, the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Medal in engineering. He is currently Director of the Alcatel Technical Academy, a corporate program that aims to recognize experts and foster synergies in research and development. An IEEE Fellow, he has authored or coauthored more than 200 technical publications and 30 patents.

DOMINIQUE BAYART graduated as Physics Engineer from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (France) in 1990. He joined Alcatel Research and Innovation (Marcoussis, France) in 1991 and is now Deputy Manager for the Photonic Transmission Unit. He has contributed 12 postdeadline papers to major conferences (OFC, ECOC, OAA) and authored or coauthored more than 70 technical publications and 30 patents.

BERTRAND DESTHIEUX received an MS in physics from Limoges University, France, and graduated as an engineer from Orsay′s École Supérieure d′Optique in 1990. He is a former team leader at the Alcatel Transmission System Division in Nozay, France. After Alcatel, he joined Latus Lightworks in Richardson, Texas, as manager of the optical transmission engineering department. He is now a senior engineer in the photonic department at Xtera Communications, Inc., in Allen, Texas. He has authored or coauthored nearly 20 technical publications and 15 patents.

SÉBASTIEN BIGO received an engineering degree from the École Supérieure d′Optique in 1992 (Orsay, France) and a PhD from the University of Besançon (France) in 1996. He is the leader of the WDM transmission group at Alcatel Research and Innovation, which obtained several multi–terabit/s transmission records, and has authored or coauthored more than 80 papers and 25 patents.
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