Advances in Fibre-Optic Technology in Communications and for Guidance and Control (Techniques de Pointe en Matiere de Fibres Optiques dans le Domaine des Communications et pour le Guidage et le Pilotage).
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)
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Fibre-optics is progressively changing from the research stage to the field of application. However, new possibilities are emerging, which will probably bring a new revolution in the field of telecommunications, such as coherent transmission, new transmission material transparent to mid-infrared radiation, active fibres and soliton propagation. Fibre-optics is gaining increasing importance in tactical missile and aircraft guidance and control. This has been driven by the commercial development of fibre optic cable and related components over the last ten years. The requirements for military guidance and control applications are highly demanding for the characteristics of the fibres and the necessary related components transmitters, receivers, connectors etc.. Topics covered include semiconductor lasers and fiber lasers for fiber-optic telecommunications, coherent communications, local area networks, nonlinear effects in optical fibers, active fibres and optical amplifiers, optical fiber sensors, smart structures, fiber-optic gyroscope, and fiber optic data busses for Aircraft.