Annales Des Télécommunications

, Volume 58, Issue 11–12, pp 1725–1756 | Cite as

State of the art and future ofWDM transmission

  • Michel Joindot


After briefly recalling the recent history of optical communication, this paper describes the structure of aWDM system, the critical parameters involved in its design, the different degradations which the transmitted signal suffers from, the state of the art and the future evolutions ofWDM transmission technology. Some recent results are given to illustrate the best results obtained in the research laboratories.

Key words

Optical telecommunication Wavelength division multiplexing State of the art Review Background noise Signal distortion System performance Optical amplifier Optical fiber transmission 

État de L’Art et perspectives de la transmission wdm


Après un bref rappel de l’histoire de la transmission optique, cet article décrit la structure d’un système de transmission utilisant le multiplexage en longueur d’onde, les paramètres critiques, les dégradations subies par le signal, l’état de l’art et les évolutions futures. Quelques résultats récents sont donnés en fin d’article pour illustrer les meilleures performances obtenues à ce jour dans les laboratoires.

Mots clés

Télécommunication optique Multiplexage longueur d’onde État actuel technique Article synthèse Bruit fond Distorsion signal Performance système Amplificateur optique Transmission fibre optique 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.France Telecom R&DTechnopole AnticipaLannionFrance

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