Optical Fiber Telecommunications VII - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128165027

Optical Fiber Telecommunications VII

1st Edition

Editors: Alan Willner
Paperback ISBN: 9780128165027
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th October 2019
Page Count: 1118
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With optical fiber telecommunications firmly entrenched in the global information infrastructure, a key question for the future is how deeply will optical communications penetrate and complement other forms of communication (e.g., wireless access, on-premises networks, interconnects, and satellites). Optical Fiber Telecommunications, the seventh edition of the classic series that has chronicled the progress in the research and development of lightwave communications since 1979, examines present and future opportunities by presenting the latest advances on key topics such as:

  • Fiber and 5G-wireless access networks
  • Inter- and intra-data center communications
  • Free-space and quantum communication links

Another key issue is the use of advanced photonics manufacturing and electronic signal processing to lower the cost of services and increase the system performance. To address this, the book covers:

  • Foundry and software capabilities for widespread user access to photonic integrated circuits
  • Nano- and microphotonic components
  • Advanced and nonconventional data modulation formats

The traditional emphasis of achieving higher data rates and longer transmission distances are also addressed through chapters on space-division-multiplexing, undersea cable systems, and efficient reconfigurable networking.

This book is intended as an ideal reference suitable for university and industry researchers, graduate students, optical systems implementers, network operators, managers, and investors.



"This book series, which owes much of its distinguished history to the late Drs. Kaminow and Li, describes hot and growing applied topics, which include long-distance and wideband systems, data centers, 5G, wireless networks, foundry production of photonic integrated circuits, quantum communications, and AI/deep-learning. These subjects will be highly beneficial for industrial R&D engineers, university teachers and students, and funding agents in the business sector."

Prof. Kenichi Iga
President (Retired), Tokyo Institute of Technology


"With the passing of two luminaries, Ivan Kaminow and Tingye Li, I feared the loss of one of the premier reference books in the field. Happily, this new version comes to chronicle the current state-of-the-art and is written by the next generation of leaders. This is a must-have reference book for anyone working in or trying to understand the field of optical fiber communications technology."

Dr. Donald B. Keck

Vice President, Corning, Inc. (Retired)


"This book is the seventh edition in the definitive series that was previously marshaled by the extraordinary Ivan Kaminow and Tingye Li, both sadly no longer with us.  The series has charted the remarkable progress made in the field, and over a billion kilometers of optical fiber currently snake across the globe carrying ever-increasing Internet traffic. Anyone wondering about how we will cope with this incredible growth must read this book."

Prof. Sir David Payne

Director, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

Key Features

  • Updated edition presents the latest advances in optical fiber components, systems, subsystems and networks
  • Written by leading authorities from academia and industry
  • Gives a self-contained overview of specific technologies, covering both the state-of-the-art and future research challenges


Academic and industry researchers in optical communications and communications engineering, graduate students, optical systems implementers, network operators, managers, and investors

Table of Contents

Devices/Subsystems Technologies
1. Advances in Low-Loss, Large-Area, and Multicore Fibers
Ming-Jun Li and Tetsuya Hayashi
2. Chip-Based Frequency Combs for WDM App
Tobias Kippenberg and Christian Koos
3. Nanophotonic Devices for Power-Efficient Communications
Michal Lipson and You-chia Chang
4. Standardized Processes and Foundry Capabilities for PICs
Michael Liehr
5. Software Tools for Integrated Photonics
Gilles Lamant and James Pond
6. Advances in VCSEL Integration for Comm
Connie Chang-Hasnain
7. Processing of Phase-Sensitive Data Signals: Regeneration & Manipulation
Leif Oxenlowe
8. Multicore and Multimode Optical Amplifiers for Space-Division-Multiplexing
David Richardson, Siddharth Ramachandran and Yongmin Jung

System and Network Technologies
9. Space-Division-Muxed Transmission Systems
Peter Winzer
10. Higher-Order Modulation Formats, Constellation Design, and DSP for High-Speed Transmission
Polina Bayvel
11. Advances in ICs for High-Performance Optical Transmission Systems
Y.K. Chen
12. High-Capacity Direct-Detection Systems
William Shieh, Antonio Mecozzi, Xi Chen, Cristian Antonelli and Di Che
13. Visible Light Communications (VLC) and Light Fidelity (LiFi)
Harald Haas, Elham Sarbazi, Hanaa Marshoud and John Fakidis
14. R&D Advances for Quantum Communication Systems
C. Marquardt, Gerd Leuchs and Dmitry Strekalov
15. Ultra-Long-Distance Undersea Transmission Systems
Jin-xing Cai and Georg Mohs
16. Intra-Data Center Interconnects, Networking and Architectures
Katharine Schmidtke, Saurabh Kumar, Chongjin Xie and George Papen
17. Inter-Data Center Comm, Networking and Architectures
Loukas Paraschis
18. Networking and Routing in SDM Systems
Daniel Marom, David Neilson and Roland Ryf
19. Optical Communication Technologies for 5G Wireless Systems
Xiang Liu and Ning Deng
20. Optical Interconnection Networks for High Performance Systems
Keren Bergman, Madeleine Glick, Qixiang Cheng and Sebastien Rumley
21. Software Defined Networking and Network Management
Tad Hofmeister, Ali Taslimi and Tom Tofigh
22. Evolution of Fiber Access Networks
Cedric Lam and Shuang Yin
23.  Information Capacity of Optical Channels
Marco Secondini


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About the Editor

Alan Willner

Alan E. Willner received a PhD from Columbia University, as well as a BA and an Honorary Degree from Yeshiva University. He worked at AT&T Bell Labs and Bellcore, and is currently the Steven & Kathryn Sample Chair in Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and international fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. He received the IEEE Sumner Award; Presidential Faculty Fellows Award from the White House; SPIE President’s Award; Bush, Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Packard Fellowships; OSA Forman Award; and Egleston Medal from Columbia Engineering Alumni Association. He was Co-chair of the US National Academies’ study on Optics & Photonics; President of The Optical Society and the IEEE Photonics Society; and Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters and Journal of Lightwave Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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