Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIA

Components and Subsystems

Edited by

  • Ivan Kaminow, Formerly AT&T Bell Laboratories, Inc., now at University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Tingye Li
  • Alan E Willner

Optical Fiber Telecommunications VI (A&B) is the sixth in a series that has chronicled the progress in the R&D of lightwave communications since the early 1970s. Written by active authorities from academia and industry, this edition brings a fresh look to many essential topics, including devices, subsystems, systems and networks. A central theme is the enabling of high-bandwidth communications in a cost-effective manner for the development of customer applications. These volumes are an ideal reference for R&D engineers and managers, optical systems implementers, university researchers and students, network operators, and investors.

Volume A is devoted to components and subsystems, including photonic integrated circuits, multicore and few-mode fibers, photonic crystals, silicon photonics, signal processing, and optical interconnections.

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R&D engineers working on developing next generation optical components; fiber optic systems and network engineers; graduates and academic researchers.


Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-396958-3


"Optical fiber communications researchers and engineers, most at corporations but some in academic and public laboratories, update the compendium of current knowledge, as they do every five to eight years. This first of two volumes cover components and subsystems…"--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
"For more than three decades, the OFT series has served as the comprehensive primary resource covering progress in the science and technology of optical fiber telecoms. It has been essential for the bookshelves of researchers and engineers active in the field. OFT VI provides updates on considerable progress in established disciplines, as well as introductions to important new topics. [OFT VI] … generates a value that is even higher than that of the sum of its chapters."--Herwig Kogelnik, Vice President Adjunct, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent
"Optical fiber telecommunications is the Internet's "silver bullet". Without [its] innovations, we would not be enjoying today's abundance of bandwidth and the Internet's many unforeseen applications. [This field’s] amazing pace of innovation has been long sustained due partially to this historic book series now extended by OFT VI…  This series has long served to help organize, communicate, and set the agenda for innovations, thereby accelerating them. [For example, 100Mbps Ethernet] … was carried on optical fibers in the 1970s. Today, we have standardized 100Gbps Ethernet.  Who knows where OFT VI will lead, but surely to Terabit Ethernet, and soon."--
Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor and Professor, University of Texas at Austin
"This sixth edition … is not a simple update of this technical field, but it is extending its coverage to include new materials, devices, systems, and applications. It is the next step forward to cover the entire photonics networking technology field that supports our information-based society. I strongly recommend this must-have book to both academic and industrial readers."--
Hideo Kuwahara, Fellow, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
"This field … continues its amazing rate of technological progress as it transforms the world’s economic infrastructure. … In order [for new businesses and services] to benefit from these advances, it is essential to understand the new technologies and their potential to transform the world. In these volumes, the authors continue the outstanding task of bringing together … many of the world’s leading technologists in a manner that offers lucid descriptions of the most important recent innovations.  This excellent and unique book belongs in the library of all those involved in optical communications and their applications."--Henry Kressel, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus

Table of Contents

Overview of OFT VI A&B
1. Advances in Fiber Lasers
2. Semiconductor Photonic Integrated Circuit Transmitters and Receivers
3. Advances in Photodetectors & Receivers
4. Fundamentals of Photonic Crystals for Telecom Applications
5. High-Speed Polymer Optical Modulators
6. Nanophotonics for Low-Power Switches
7. Fibers for Short-Distance Applications (Multimode Fibers, Bendable Fibers)
8. Few-Mode Fiber Technology for Spatial Multiplexing
9. Multi-Core Optical Fibers
10. Plastic Optical Fibers and Gb/s Data Links
11. Integrated and Hybrid Photonics for High Performance Interconnects
12. CMOS Photonics for High Performance Interconnects
13. Hybrid Silicon Lasers
14. VCSEL-Based Data Links
15. Implementation Aspects of Coherent Transmit and Receive Functions in Application-Specific Integrated Circuits
16. All-Optical Regeneration of Phase Encoded Signals
17. Ultra-High-Speed Optical Time Division Multiplexing
18. Technology and Applications of Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) in Telecommunications