Optical Amplifiers for Advanced Communications Systems and Networks
With the advent of wavelength routing and dynamic, reconfigurable optical
networks, new demands are being made in the design and operation of optical
amplifiers. This book provides, for the first time, a comprehensive review of
optical amplifier technology in the context of these recent advances in the
field. It demonstrates how to manage the trade-offs between amplifier design,
network architecture and system management and operation.
The book provides an overview of optical amplifiers and reconfigurable networks
before examining in greater detail the issues of importance to network operators
and equipment manufacturers, including 40G and 100G transmission. Optical amplifier
design is fully considered, focusing on fundamentals, design solutions and amplifier
performance limitations. Finally, the book discusses other emerging applications
for optical amplifiers such as optical networks for high data rate systems,
free space systems, long single span links and optical digital networks.
This book will be of great value to R&D engineers, network and systems
engineers, telecommunications service providers, component suppliers, industry
analysts, network operators, postgraduate students, academics and anyone seeking
to understand emerging trends in optical networks and the consequent changes
in optical amplifier design, features and applications.
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