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Some issues relevant to propagation of lightwave signals in optical fibers


Peral, Eva M. (2000) Some issues relevant to propagation of lightwave signals in optical fibers. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/PVBN-KY66.


Fiber optics is a promising technology that can enable the high bit rates and long spans that are on increasing demand. Although the fiber bandwidth is as large as several terahertz, there are several phenomena, related to both intrinsic fiber properties and characteristics of the state-of-the-art transmitters and receivers, which seriously degrade the performance of fiber communication systems, imposing limits on the transmission bandwidths and distances that can be achieved. In this thesis, some of the issues affecting linear and nonlinear propagation in optical fiber will be theoretically and experimentally studied. Schemes for compensation of some of these phenomena or amelioration of their effects will be presented.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Electrical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Electrical Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Yariv, Amnon
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:24 November 1999
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10052010-144834578
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6100
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:05 Oct 2010 22:33
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 02:08

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