Undersea Fiber Communication Systems

Series Editor:

  • Govind Agrawal, Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, NY, USA
  • Ivan Kaminow, Formerly AT&T Bell Laboratories, Inc., now at University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Paul Kelley, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Jean Jerphagnon, Universite Orsay
  • Katsuo Suzuki, Fujitsu Limited
  • Christopher E. Little, Alcatel SN
  • Neville J. Hazell, Alcatel SN
  • Stefano Wabnitz, X Tera
  • D. Wang
  • G.M. Carter, University of Maryland
  • Y. Sun, University of Maryland
  • J. Zweck, University of Maryland
  • I.T. Lima Jr., University of Maryland
  • Bryan S. Marks, University of Maryland
  • Curtis Menyuk, University of Maryland
  • Jean Pierre Blondel, Alcatel
  • Eric Brandon, Alcatel
  • Omar Ait Sab, Alcatel
  • Olivier Gautheron, Alcatel
  • Dominique Bayart, Alcatel
  • Philippe Gallion, ENST
  • G. Fouchard, A & G Fouchard
  • John Horne, Inst. Electrical Engineering
  • Jean Francois Libert, Alcatel SN
  • Gary Waterworth, Alcatel SN
  • Michael B. Cain, Corning Incorporated
  • Scott R. Bickam, Corning Incorporated
  • Howard Kidorf, Tycom Ltd.

Edited by

  • Jose Chesnoy, Submarine Telecom Expert


  • Jose Chesnoy, Submarine Telecom Expert

DescriptionThis book provides a detailed overview of the evolution of undersea communications systems, with emphasis on the most recent breakthroughs of optical submarine cable technologies based upon Wavelength Division Multiplexing, optical amplification, new-generation optical fibers, and high-speed digital electronics. The role played by submarine-communication systems in the development of high-speed networks and associated market demands for multiplying Internet and broadband services is also covered.Importance of This TopicThis book will fill the gap between highly specialized papers from large international conferences and broad-audience technology review updates. The book provides a full overview of the evolution in the field and conveys the dimension of the large undersea projects. In addition, the book uncovers the myths surrounding marine operations and installations in that domain, which have remained known so far to only very few specialists.
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Technical professionals, university faculty, advanced undergraduate and graduate students working in fiber optic communications.


Book information

  • Published: September 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-171408-6