Raman Amplification in Fiber Optical Communication Systems
- Clifford Headley, OFS Laboratories, Somerset, NJ, U.S.A.
- Govind Agrawal, Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, NY, USA
Optical fiber telecommunications depend upon light traveling great distances through optical fibers. As light travels it tends to disperse and this results in some degree of signal loss. Raman amplification is a technique that is effective in any fiber to amplify the signal light as it travels through transmission fibers, compensating for inevitable signal loss.
Practicing engineers in the telecommunications industry, especially optical fiber telecommunications. Graduate students in optical engineering and telecommunications engineering.