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Infrared Holography for Optical Communications

Techniques, Materials, and Devices

  • Pierpaolo Boffi
  • Davide Piccinin
  • Maria C. Ubaldi
  • Up-to-date overview

  • Application oriented contents

  • Future all-optical communication solutions

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Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 86)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Daniel Day, Min Gu, Andrew Smallridge
    Pages 1-22
  3. Eckhard Krätzig, Karsten Buse
    Pages 23-40
  4. Mercedes Carrascosa, José M. Cabrera, Fernando Agulló-López
    Pages 91-112
  5. Pierpaolo Boffi, Maria C. Ubaldi, Davide Piccinin, Mario Martinelli
    Pages 162-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-181

About this book


The aim of this book is to exploit the advantages of holographic technology, namely the high storage capacity and fast access times, in order to implement optical devices for infrared fiber communication applications. The covered methods range from two-lambda to gated recording techniques, all of which can be applied to a variety of materials such as photorefractive crystals and photopolymers. Both techniques and materials are strictly related to the practical realization of signal processing devices, showing their feasibility and discussing their role in a realistic telecoms network. Research scientists, engineers and graduate students will benefit equally from the combined coverage of technological features, optical communications components, and network perspectives.


Volume holography optical communication systems optical data storage optical signal processing photorefractive materials communication communication network crystal filters holography optical communication optical devices polymer signal processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierpaolo Boffi
    • 1
  • Davide Piccinin
    • 1
  • Maria C. Ubaldi
    • 1
  1. 1.Commutazione Ottica Milano (CoreCom)Consorzio Ricerche ElaborazioneMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Infrared Holography for Optical Communications
  • Book Subtitle Techniques, Materials, and Devices
  • Editors Pierpaolo Boffi
    Davide Piccinin
    Maria C. Ubaldi
  • Series Title Topics in Applied Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-43314-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07760-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-45852-4
  • Series ISSN 0303-4216
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Communications Engineering, Networks
    Polymer Sciences
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"INFRARED HOLOGRAPHY FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS offers readers a panorama of technological features, optical communication devices and network applications. I recommend it in particular to graduate students, researchers and engineers working in optical data storage and communications. Every university library should have on its shelves the entire "Topics in Applied Physics" series."