The book gives an in-depth description of key devices of current and next generation fibre optic communication networks. Devices treated include semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers, modulators, wavelength filters and other passives, detectors, all-optical switches, but relevant properties of optical fibres and network aspects are included as well. The presentations include the physical principles underlying the various devices, technologies used for their realization, typical performance characteristics and limitations, but development trends towards more advanced components are also illustrated. This new edition of a successful book was expanded and updated extensively. The new edition covers among others lasers for optical communication, optical switches, hybrid integration, monolithic integration and silicon photonics. The main focus is on Indium phosphide-based structures but silicon photonics is included as well. The book covers relevant principles, state-of-the-art implementations, status of current research as well as expected future components.
About the Author
Norbert Grote of Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute HHI, Berlin has expertise in Telecommunications Engineering, Optical Engineering and contributed to several books and journals.
Table of ContentsOptical Networks.- Optical Fibre Lasers.- Ultrafast Lasers.- Widely Tunable Lasers.- Photodetectors.- High-Order Modulation Formats.- Modulators.- Wavelength Filters.- Optical Switches.- Passives Connectors, Optical Circulators, Optical Isolators.- Fibre Amplifiers.- SOAs.- Hybrid Integration (Silica, Triplex, Silicon, Polymer.- Monolithic Integration on InP Basis.- Silicon Photonics, Sources.- Silicon Photonics, Monolithic Integration.