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WDM Technologies: Optical Networks

1st Edition - August 16, 2004

Editors: Achyut K. Dutta, Niloy K. Dutta, Masahiko Fujiwara

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 2 2 5 2 6 3 - 1
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 9 2 4 4 - 5

Internet information (which is doubling every six months) travels through optical fibers. Today, optical fibers are being installed where a single fiber has the ability to carry in… Read more

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Internet information (which is doubling every six months) travels through optical fibers. Today, optical fibers are being installed where a single fiber has the ability to carry information as much as 200 times faster than was possible just five years ago. This revolutionary capability is being achieved with technology known as wavelength division multiplexing WDM). WDM technology relies on the fact that optical fibers can carry many wavelengths of light simultaneously without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fiber can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously.

The communications industry is at the onset of new expansion of WDM technology necessary to meet the new demand for bandwidth. WDM Technologies: Optical Networks deals with the Networks facet of this field (present and future).