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Optical Communication Theory and Techniques

Editors: Forestieri, Enrico (Ed.)

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Since the advent of optical communications, a greattechnological effort has been devoted to the exploitation of the huge bandwidth of optical fibers. Sta- ing from a few Mb/s single channel systems, a fast and constant technological development has led to the actual 10 Gb/s per channel dense wavelength - vision multiplexing (DWDM) systems, with dozens of channels on a single fiber. Transmitters and receivers are now ready for 40 Gb/s, whereas hundreds of channels can be simultaneously amplified by optical amplifiers. Nevertheless, despite such a pace in technological progress, optical c- munications are still in a primitive stage if compared, for instance, to radio communications: the widely spread on-off keying (OOK) modulation format is equivalent to the rough amplitude modulation (AM) format, whereas the DWDM technique is nothing more than the optical version of the frequency - vision multiplexing (FDM) technique. Moreover, adaptive equalization, ch- nel coding or maximum likelihood detection are still considered something “exotic” in the optical world. This is mainly due to the favourable char- teristics of the fiber optic channel (large bandwidth, low attenuation, channel stability, ...), which so far allowed us to use very simple transmission and detection techniques.

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"This book is the result of the 2004 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications … . Unlike typical proceedings document, however, the editor has expended considerable effort to bring a uniform editorial style to the book. Practitioners will appreciate that." (Wes Munsil, Computing Reviews, April, 2005)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Channel Coding for Optical Communications

    Sergio Benedetto, Gabriella Bosco

    Pages 63-78

  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo Technique for Outage Probability Evaluation in PMD-compensated Systems

    Marco Secondini, Enrico Forestieri, Giancarlo Prati

    Pages 121-128

  • A Parametric Gain Approach to Performance Evaluation of DPSK/DQPSK Systems with Nonlinear Phase Noise

    P. Serena, A. Orlandini, A. Bononi

    Pages 129-136

  • Modulation Formats for Optical Fiber Transmission

    Klaus Petermann

    Pages 167-172

  • Dispersion Limitations in Optical Systems Using Offset DPSK Modulation

    Jin Wang, Joseph M. Kahn

    Pages 173-180

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Communication Theory and Techniques
Editors
  • Enrico Forestieri
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23136-5
DOI
10.1007/b100765
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23132-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3577-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 216
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