Comptes Rendus
Optical telecommunications/Les télécommunications optiques
Optical fiber design for wavelength-multiplexed transmission
Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 4 (2003) no. 1, pp. 29-39.

Optical fiber has evolved from a not-so-transparent glass tube to an extraordinarily efficient transmission medium. It is now acknowledged as a central element of modern telecommunication, being part of the whole optimization process to further improve transmission system performance and cost. In this paper, we briefly introduce key fiber characteristics. We then review the elements of fiber design for optimized optical transport networks and show how fibers have evolved over the last ten years to keep pace with more and more demanding requirement of transmission system.

Les fibres optiques ont évolué d'un simple tube de verre peu transparent à un moyen de transmission incomparablement plus efficace. Les fibres optiques sont maintenant reconnues comme un élément central des télécommunications modernes. Leur optimisation est essentielle pour continuer d'améliorer les performances et les coûts des systèmes de transmission. Dans cet article, nous rappelons brièvement les caractéristiques essentielles des fibres. Nous présentons ensuite les éléments clés de la conception des fibres pour optimiser les réseaux de communications, et nous montrons comment les fibres ont évolué pour s'adapter aux contraintes toujours plus fortes imposées par les systèmes de transmission.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1631-0705(03)00003-3
Keywords: Optical transmission, DM, Optical fiber, Chromatic dispersion, Effective area, Dispersion compensation
Mot clés : Transmission optiques, Multiplexage en longueur d'onde, Fibre optique, Dispersion chromatique, Surface effective, Compensation de la dispersion

Pascale Nouchi 1; Louis-Anne de Montmorillon 1; Pierre Sillard 1; Alain Bertaina 1; P. Guenot 1

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Pascale Nouchi; Louis-Anne de Montmorillon; Pierre Sillard; Alain Bertaina; P. Guenot. Optical fiber design for wavelength-multiplexed transmission. Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 4 (2003) no. 1, pp. 29-39. doi : 10.1016/S1631-0705(03)00003-3. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/physique/articles/10.1016/S1631-0705(03)00003-3/

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