Trends in Optical Fibre Metrology and Standards

  • Olivério D. D. Soares

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 285)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silvério P. Almeida, Olivério D. D. Soares
      Pages 3-18
    3. Olivério D. D. Soares, Silvério P. Almeida
      Pages 19-43
  3. Optical Fibres and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. J. Pelayo, F. Villuendas
      Pages 47-68
    3. Raman Kashyap
      Pages 69-102
    4. F. Gauthier
      Pages 103-112
    5. F. Berghmans, O. Deparis, S. Coenen, M. Decreton, P. Jucker
      Pages 131-156
  4. Optical Fibre Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. J. Dubard
      Pages 159-173
    3. J. M. S. Anacleto, Modesto Morais, Gaspar Rego, O. D. D. Soares
      Pages 209-213
  5. Optical Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. C. Le Men
      Pages 241-260
  6. Optical Fibre Amplifiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Ivan Andonovic
      Pages 263-304
    3. P. Di Vita
      Pages 327-342
    4. Joaquim M. S. Anacleto, O. D. D. Soares
      Pages 343-349
  7. Optical Fibre Characterisation, Calibration and Standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. C. Le Men
      Pages 353-397
    3. J. Dubard, P. Fournier, P. Blanchard, F. Gauthier
      Pages 399-413
    4. Lauri Oksanen
      Pages 415-427
  8. Optical Fibre Instrumentation Measurement, and Metrology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Antonio Corrons
      Pages 441-451
    3. Pedro Corredera Guilién
      Pages 453-467
    4. Francis Gauthier, Lionel Ducos
      Pages 469-488
    5. J. Dubard, C. Le Men
      Pages 489-509
    6. Eric Malzahn
      Pages 511-525
  9. Optical Communication Systems

  10. Optical Sensors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 627-627
    2. D. A. Jackson
      Pages 629-646
    3. M. R. H. Voet, Y. Verbandt, F. Berghmans
      Pages 647-689
    4. A. G. Mignani, M. Brenci, A. Mencaglia
      Pages 691-708
  11. Future Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 709-709
    2. U. L. Österberg
      Pages 711-725
    3. Brian Culshaw
      Pages 727-746
    4. Demetri Kalymnios
      Pages 747-770
  12. Further Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 771-771
    2. S. Ríos, E. Acosta, M. Oikawa, K. Iga
      Pages 773-780

About this book


Fibre Optics has gained prominence in: telecommunications, data transmission and distribution, cable television networks, sensing and control, light probing and instrumentation. The 1990's shows an increased expansion of optical fibre networks which respond to the rapid growth on a world scale of long distance trunk lines combined with a family of emerging optical based services in which fibre-to-the-home will have the greatest impact. There is already evidence that optical communications are moving toward higher bit-rates, wavelength transparency and irrelevance of signal formats. The rate of change in fibre optics and the emergence of new services will be a mere consequence of economics. The actual increasing of cost and the demand for high-date-rates or large bandwidth per transmission channels, and the lack of available space in the congested conduits in urban areas, strongly favour the technological change to fibre optics. The recognised advantages of fibre optic technologies and the unchallenged potential to respond to future needs requires the inclusion of fibre optics networking into new installations. Concomitantly, current progress in the field of optical fibres (optical fibre amplifiers, optical fibre switching, WDM, fibre gratings, etc.) unfold major technical advances and greater flexibility in the designs and engineering of networks, optical fibre components and instrumentation. The explosion of growth in fibre sensors, fibre probes and the myriad of fibre based components shows that we are only using a fraction of optical fibre potential.


Potential Sensor Standard Trend calibration communication communication systems fiber optics measurement metrology optical communication optics sensors

Editors and affiliations

  • Olivério D. D. Soares
    • 1
  1. 1.CETO — Centre de Ciências e Tecnologias ÓpticasUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4020-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0035-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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