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Fibre Optic Communication

Key Devices

  • Herbert Venghaus
  • Norbert Grote
  • Expanded, updated and revised new edition with 5 completely new chapters

  • Covers all key devices and elements of fibre optic communication networks

  • Comprises lasers communication and communication elements in all formats

  • Explains the physical principles of optical technologies


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXV
  2. Haoshuo Chen, A. M. J. (Ton) Koonen
    Pages 1-48
  3. Pierre Sillard, Denis Molin
    Pages 49-102
  4. Norbert Grote, Martin Möhrle, Markus Ortsiefer
    Pages 103-149
  5. Masahiro Aoki, Ute Troppenz
    Pages 151-208
  6. Hélène Debrégeas
    Pages 209-248
  7. Andreas Beling, Joe C. Campbell
    Pages 249-290
  8. Wilfried Idler, Fred Buchali
    Pages 291-357
  9. Hiroshi Yasaka, Yasuo Shibata
    Pages 359-416
  10. Herbert Venghaus
    Pages 417-482
  11. Shifu Yuan, John E. Bowers
    Pages 483-545
  12. Wolfgang Coenning, François Caloz
    Pages 547-584
  13. Karsten Rottwitt
    Pages 585-627
  14. Ziyang Zhang, Arne Leinse
    Pages 629-671
  15. Roel Baets, Wim Bogaerts, Bart Kuyken, Abdul Rahim, Günther Roelkens, Thijs Spuesens et al.
    Pages 673-737
  16. Sudharsanan Srinivasan, Alan Y. Liu, Di Liang, John E. Bowers
    Pages 739-797
  17. Norbert Grote, Moritz Baier, Francisco Soares
    Pages 799-840
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 841-847

About this book


The book gives an in-depth description of key devices of current and next generation fibre optic communication networks. Devices treated include semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers, modulators, wavelength filters and other passives, detectors, all-optical switches, but relevant properties of optical fibres and network aspects are included as well. The presentations include the physical principles underlying the various devices, technologies used for their realization, typical performance characteristics and limitations, but development trends towards more advanced components are also illustrated. This new edition of a successful book was expanded and updated extensively. The new edition covers among others lasers for optical communication, optical switches, hybrid integration, monolithic integration and silicon photonics. The main focus is on Indium phosphide-based structures but silicon photonics is included as well. The book covers relevant principles, state-of-the-art implementations, status of current research as well as expected future components.


Fibre Amplifiers Fibre Optics Lasers Communication Monolithic Integration Optical Networks Optical Sensors Optical Switches Optoelectronic Devices Telecommunication Wavelength Filters

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert Venghaus
    • 1
  • Norbert Grote
    • 2
  1. 1.Heinrich-Hertz-InstituteFraunhofer Institute for TelecommunicationsBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Heinrich-Hertz-InstituteFraunhofer Institute for TelecommunicationsBerlinGermany

About the editors

​Dr. Herbert Venghaus has more than 20 years of experience in fibre optic communication with particular emphasis on optoelectronic development. He published about 100 contributions in scientific journals, edited two books with Springer and is author of various book chapters. He is also a program committee member (including program chair) of various international conferences and reviewer of projects funded by the European Commission.

Norbert Grote of Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute HHI, Berlin has expertise in Telecommunications Engineering, Optical Engineering and contributed to several books and journals.

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