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WDM Technologies: Passive Optical Components

The communications industry is at the onset of new expansion of WDM technology necessary to meet the new demand for bandwidth. This is the second of a four reference books that will cover this technology comprehensively with all of the major topics covered by a separate volumes - i.e. active components, passive components, systems and networks. This book is the first which covers all key passive optical components required for current and next generation optical communication systems. World-renowned authors, who are pioneers in their research area, have written the chapters in their area of expertise. The book highlights not only the principle of operation and characteristics of the passive optical components, but also provides an in-depth account of the state-of-the-art system applications.

Graduate students and researchers working in optical communications, opto-electronics, electrical engineering, and computer engineering.


Published: May 2003

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-225262-4


  • “…it functions well as a handbook for readers who are currently working in the WDM fields” – Optics and Photonics News, November 2005


  • 1. OverviewPart I. : WDM Multiplexer/Demultiplexer Technologies2. Arrayed-waveguide Grating (AWG) Router3. Multiplexer/Demultiplexer: Discrete4. CirculatorPart II: Optical Switching Technologies5. Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for Optical-Fiber Communications6. PLC-type Thermo-optic Switches for Photonic Networks7. Lithium Niobate and Electro-optic Guided-wave Optical SwitchPart III: Optical Amplifier Technologies (SOA)8. Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers9. Optical Amplifiers for Terabit Capacity Lightwave Systems10. Raman AmplifierPart IV: Critical Technologies11. Semiconductor Monolithic CircuitIndex


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