Modeling Communication Losses and Interference in Fiber Optic Systems
Final rept. 1 May 2001-31 Dec 2003
CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS
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Philosophy The transmission characteristics of optical fibers are of utmost importance for future communication systems. Higher bandwidth and better signal quality are but a few of the reasons that fiber optics are replacing conventional means of communication. However, an optical signal experiences all kinds of losses as it propagates and demands the use of regenerators repeaters along the length of the fiber. External factors that can cause such losses include deformations of the fiber such as bends or environmental effects such as electrical fields. Consequently, a better understanding of these losses will lead to more efficient optical communication systems.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics