Modern Optical Networks

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)


In this chapter, the standards of optical communication and network theory are highlighted with their applications and significance in the respective areas. It also examines the characteristics of optical communication systems by discussing different communication media. The devices being used and considered for future consideration are also discussed and summarized for optical networks.


Optical networks All-optical networks Regeneration of optical signals 



Local area network


Wide area network


Metropolitan area network


Wavelength division multiplexing


Highly nonlinear


Semiconductor laser diode


Second harmonic generation


Optical signal is converted to electrical signal


Multimode fibers


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan

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