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Impact of Nonlinearities on Fiber Optic Communications

  • Shiva Kumar

Part of the Optical and Fiber Communications Reports book series (OFCR, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Xiang Liu, Moshe Nazarathy
    Pages 1-42
  3. Qi Yang, Abdullah Al Amin, William Shieh
    Pages 43-85
  4. Moshe Nazarathy, Rakefet Weidenfeld
    Pages 87-175
  5. Matthias Seimetz
    Pages 177-217
  6. Magnus Karlsson, Erik Agrell
    Pages 219-252
  7. Alberto Bononi, Leslie A. Rusch
    Pages 373-413
  8. Masayuki Matsumoto
    Pages 415-449
  9. Andrew D. Ellis, Jian Zhao
    Pages 507-538
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 539-543

About this book


This book covers the recent progress in fiber-optic communication systems with a main focus on the impact of fiber nonlinearities on system performance. There has been significant progress in coherent communication systems in the past few years due to the advances in digital signal processing techniques. This has led to renewed interest in fiber linear and nonlinear impairments as well as techniques to mitigate them in the electrical domain. In this book, the reader will find all the important topics of fiber optic communication systems in one place, with in-depth coverage by the experts of each sub-topic. Pioneers from each of the sub-topics have been invited to contribute. Each chapter will have a section on fundamentals as well as reviews of literature and of recent developments. Readers will benefit from this approach since many of the conference proceedings and journal articles mainly focus on the authors’ research, without spending space on preliminaries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Shiva Kumar
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Electrical &, Computer EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment


From the reviews:

“This reference discusses the most recent contributions to nonlinear impairment in fiber optics communications. … should be of interest to professionals and graduate students in the fields of optical sciences, physics and applied mathematics. … this book connects the important issue of high demands for a large channel capacity with high spectral efficiency and flexible network design. … this highly recommendable book analyzes all-optical regenerator schemes for phase encoded signals in order to suppress linear and nonlinear phase noise in systems.” (Axel Mainzer Koenig, Optics & Photonics News, October, 2011)