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Modern Optical Networks

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Optical networks All-optical networks Regeneration of optical signals 

Abbreviations

LAN

Local area network

WAN

Wide area network

MAN

Metropolitan area network

WDM

Wavelength division multiplexing

HNL

Highly nonlinear

SLD

Semiconductor laser diode

SHG

Second harmonic generation

OEO

Optical signal is converted to electrical signal

MMF

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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