Edizione: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
1: Introduction. 2: Network Aspects. 2.1. Network Topology. 2.2. Frequency Management. 3: Physical Aspects. 3.1. Reciprocity. 3.2. Polarisation. 3.3. Rayleigh Backscattering. 3.4. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering. 3.5. Four-Wave Mixing. 4: Transmission Aspects. 4.1. Bidirectional Multiplexing. 4.2. Crosstalk in a Bidirectional Direct-Detection System. 4.3. Crosstalk in a Bidirectional Coherent System. 4.4. Optical Amplifiers. 5: Polarisation Handling. 5.1. Overview. 5.2. Common Polarisation Control. 5.3. Common Data-Induced Polarisation Switching. 6: Conclusions and Guidelines. 6.1. Conclusions. 6.2. Guidelines for Bidirectional System Design. List of Abbreviations. List of Symbols. Index.
Bidirectional transmission over optical fibre networks may yield a large cost reduction because of the reduction of the network infrastructure by a factor two and the potential cost reduction by an integrated transceiver design. It may also provide a cost-effective way to upgrade distribution networks by adding bidirectional channels. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of bidirectional transmission in optical networks. It handles
physical aspects: the behaviour of the fibre itself in bidirectional transmission
transmission aspects: the behaviour and design of bidirectional systems and
network aspects: the influence of bidirectional transmission on network design. £/LIST£ Practical guidelines are also given for bidirectional system design. Audience:This book is aimed at designers, builders and operators of optical networks, e.g. the manufacturers of optical transmission systems, public-network operators, developers of local-area networks, cable-television operators, etcetera. The intended level of readership is graduate level in physics or electrical engineering.
Collana: Solid-State Science and Technology Library
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