WDM Technologies: Active Optical Components

WDM Technologies: Active Optical Components

1st Edition - September 27, 2002

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  • Editors: Masahiko Fujiwara, Niloy Dutta, Achyut Dutta
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481692

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WDM Technologies: Active Optical Components is an excellent resource for engineers and researchers engaged in all aspects of fiber optics communication, such as, optoelectronics, equipment/system design, and manufacturing. The book is also a resource for graduate students and scholars interested in these rapidly growing fields.

Key Features

  • Provides the reader with insight and understanding for key active optical components frequently being / to be used in the optical communication systems, essential building blocks of today's/next generation fiber optic networks
  • Allows engineers working in optical communication area, (from system to component) to understand the principle and mechanics of each key component they deal with for optical system design
  • Covers different laser diodes as transmitter and pumping sources, different modulators, and different photodetectors


Electrical Engineers, Computer engineers, and Engineers working in the optical systems, optical components in the communication area (P)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview
    PART 1. Laser Sources
    2. Longwavelength Laser Source
    3. High Power Semiconductor Lasers for EDFA Pumping
    4. Tunable Laser Diodes
    5. Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser Diodes
    PART II: Optical Diodes
    6. Lithium Niobate Optical Modulators
    7. Electroabsorption Modulators
    PART III: Photodetectors
    8. P-I-N Photodiodes
    9. Avalanche Photodiodes
    PART IV: Fabrication Technologies
    10. Selective Growth Techniques and Their Applications in WDM Device Fabrication
    11. Dry Etching Technology for Optical Devices
    PART V: Optical Packaging Technologies
    12. Optical Packaging/Module Technologies: Design Methodologies
    13. Packaging Technologies for Optical Components: Integrated Module


Product details

  • No. of pages: 680
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2002
  • Published: September 27, 2002
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481692

About the Editors

Masahiko Fujiwara

Masahiko Fujiwara, Ph.D., is a chief engineer, Network Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, Tsukuba, Japan. He has published over 100 papers, and holds 30 patents. His research interests are in the optical component integration, optical cross-connect switching system, optical networking for next generation communication.

Affiliations and Expertise

NEC Corporation, Tsukuba, Japan

Niloy Dutta

Niloy K. Dutta, Ph.D., is a Professor of Physics Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut. He has published over 240 technical papers. He has published a book on " Long Wavelength Semiconductor Lasers " and a second edition with the title Semiconductor Lasers, and also the editor of a book on Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers: Technology and Applications. He has received various awards including IEEE’s Distinguished Lecturer Award. His reaserch interests are in the optical components, amplifier, and WDM systems for short and long-haul communication.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA

Achyut Dutta

Achyut Dutta is an engineering manager in the Lightwave and Module Design Center, Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, Inc, San Jose, California. He has published over 100 technical papers, and holds 15 patents. He received various awards including NEC’s best R&D award for technology development of first plastic-optical-fiber (POF) based private network. His research interests are in the high-speed optical components, their integration, and system demonstration including optical networking for next generation communication.

Affiliations and Expertise

Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor, Inc., San Jose, California

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