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Issue 3 • April 1983

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 0
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  • Foreword: Fiber Optic Systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):353 - 355
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  • Advances in Optical Fiber Communications: An Historical Perspective

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):356 - 372
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    Following a decade of intensive research, optical fiber transmission emerged in the late 1970's as a major innovation in telecommunications. This paper reviews the progress in the field of optical fiber communication. Advances in the areas of fibers, cables, passive components, active devices, and systems are presented in historical perspective. Recent research and development accomplishments that... View full abstract»

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  • An Overview of Broad-Band Systems-Applications and Tradeoffs

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):420 - 427
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    This paper is written specifically to be one of a group of papers on local broad-band networks published in this special issue. The task of this paper is to present an overview of system aspects while other papers in the group deal with components and field trials. The reader is, therefore, referred to other papers for detailed information on actual circuits and systems. View full abstract»

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  • A Review of Broad-Band Fiber System Activity in Japan

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):428 - 435
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    In the future information society, various kinds of services will be required in offices, factories, homes, and communities. Fiber optic broad-band systems will play the most important role in the integrated services networks that will provide such services. This paper reviews field trials of fiber optic broad-band systems in Japan, focusing on subscriber loop system technology. View full abstract»

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  • The SL Undersea Lightguide System

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):459 - 466
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    A digital optical fiber undersea cable system targeted for transatlantic service in 1988 is now under development at Bell Laboratories. The system uses single-mode fibers to carry data at a bit rate of 280 Mbits/s. Using digital speech compression techniques, a total system capacity of over 35 000 two-way voice channels can be realized. With laser transmitters at 1.3 μm, repeater spacings are... View full abstract»

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  • A High-Speed Fiber Optic Data Bus for Local Data Communications

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):479 - 488
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (1)
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    Over the past decade, the volume of data compiled in industrial, military, and scientific databases has increased to enormous proportions. This increase has led to the development of new techniques for economically transporting information locally at high data rates. Leading among these techniques is the serial asynchronous multiterminal time-division multiplexed data bus. This paper describes a 1... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability of Light Emitters and Detectors for Optical Fiber Communication Systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):508 - 514
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    Life test results on light emitters and detectors showed promisingly long lifetimes for short and long wavelength optical fiber communication systems. Data are presented on 0.85 μm AIGaAs LD's and LED's, Si APD's and p-i-n-PD's, 1.3 μm InGaAsP LD's and LED's, and Ge APD's and PD's. Degradation mechanisms and counteractions are also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Applications of Optical Fibers to Analog Telemetry Delay Lines and Sensing Systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):555 - 561
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    This paper describes requirements for a broad-band analog telemetry link for nuclear test monitoring. It also describes prototype hardware developed to meet these requirements. View full abstract»

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  • FT3C-A Lightwave System for Metropolitan and Intercity Applications

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):413 - 419
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (17)
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    FT3C is a digital lightwave transmission system designed to operate in both intercity and metropolitan environments. Using wavelength-division-multiplexing, three 90 Mbit/s signals are placed on a single-fiber pair, providing over 240 000 voice circuits in a lightguide cable containing 144 fibers. The nominal operating wavelengths are: 0.825 μm, 0.875 μm, and 1.3 μm; GaAIAs lasers a... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber-Optic Broad-Band Integrated Distribution-Elie and Beyond

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):439 - 444
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    A field trial for integrated broad-band services offering cable TV, telephone, and data (Telidon) over a star-type fiber optic network was cut over to operational status in October 1981. Two switching centers interconnected with a fiber optic trunkline serve 150 subscribers who are connected to the centers through fiber optic lines. To date, no failures in the optical and optoelectronic components... View full abstract»

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  • The NL1 Submarine System

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):454 - 458
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    This paper describes the submarine optical telecommunication system being developed by Standard Telephones and Cables (STC), Greenwich, London, England. It gives the major parameters, discusses the reasons for the choice of key components, and outlines the progress made so far on their development to submarine standards of reliability. View full abstract»

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  • Fiber Optical Intensity Sensors

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):562 - 575
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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    Fiber optical intensity sensors are made of optical fibers connected to a miniaturized optical sensor which is based on either a mechanical light valve, a light scattering process, a photoemission or photoabsorption process, or the transmission property of the optical fiber itself. Use of the optical fiber to transmit light to and from the optical sensor makes it possible to construct an electrica... View full abstract»

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  • First-Generation Trunk Transmission Systems: Capabilities and Limitations

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):381 - 386
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    This paper reviews the development of the first fiber transmission systems used for telecommunications, examining briefly the components used, their interactions, and the way in which this has dictated the type of system to emerge. The problems of graded-index systems operating in the 850-900 nm waveband are discussed and the characteristics of the first graded-index 1300 nm wavelength systems are... View full abstract»

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  • Optical Fiber Cables and Splices

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):533 - 540
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    Requirements for optical fiber cables and splices differ depending on the area of application within the telecommunication network. This paper reviews optical fiber properties along with cable and splice designs, primarily for interoffice trunk applications, and gives Bell System results for this major area of optical fiber technology. These extremely favorable results indicate that optical fibers... View full abstract»

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  • Japanese Field Trails and Applications in Telephony

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):404 - 412
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    Since the development of low-loss optical fibers, the excellent characteristics of optical fibers in general have been widely recognized. Research and development activities have been extensively carried out in the past decade and many field trials have been conducted toward realizing fiber optic communication systems. At present, fiber optic communication systems are being practically used in a w... View full abstract»

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  • BIGFON: Preparation for the Use of Optical Fiber Technology in the Local Network of the Deutsche Bundespost

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):436 - 439
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    The Deutsche Bundespost will be starting its tests with various prototypes of BIGFON, a broad-band integrated optical fiber local telecommunications network, at the end of 1983. The different systems proposed will create the basis for deciding on a general model, the realization of which is envisaged for 1985 or 1986. Current perspectives have made the development of inexpensive, highly integrated... View full abstract»

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  • Second-Generation Trunk Transmission Technology

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):387 - 393
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    Long-wavelength single-mode optical fiber transmission technology has recently made rapid progress and is now moving into the commercial operation stage. The introduction of high-speed single-mode systems to long-haul trunk transmission systems is quite attractive from the viewpoint of cost effectiveness and network digitalization. This paper describes the system requirements as well as the key te... View full abstract»

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  • Technology Requirements for Optical Fiber Submarine Systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):445 - 453
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    The development of optical fiber technology has advanced to the point where optical submarine systems can be contemplated. However, considerable attention must be paid to developing and then proving the acceptability of the several technologies new to submarine systems. Areas of particular significance include fiber reliability and cabling, performance and reliability of electrooptic components, a... View full abstract»

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  • Interaction of Network Design and Fiber Optic Component Design in Local Area Networks

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):489 - 492
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    This paper discusses some of the system issues that impact the design of fiber optic components intended for use in local area networks. How fiber optics technology affects system level decisions such as topology and system synchronization is also discussed. Finally, some of the key contributions of fiber optics in local network applications as well as areas for further contribution are presented. View full abstract»

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  • Test Instruments for Fiber Transmission Systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):547 - 554
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    Optical fiber transmission systems are applied widely in various commercial areas. In order to support these systems, it is necessary to accurately measure the fibers and fiber systems. This paper discusses measurement limitations, and then briefly surveys the fundamental techniques employed in practical measurement sets. Alter discussing the ambiguity existing in multimode fiber measurements, the... View full abstract»

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  • Field Experience with Fiber-Optic Cable Installation, Splicing, Reliability, and Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):541 - 546
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    The experience obtained during the installation of more than 700 sheath km of fiber-optic cable is summarized. These include in-building, underground (duct), aerial, buried, and underwater installations. In general, no special precautions are required except to maintain the specified pull tension and cable bend radius. Field splicing is discussed and results are given on splice losses with and wit... View full abstract»

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  • Laser Transmitter Design for Optical Fiber Systems

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):515 - 523
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    The need for high performance sources for optical fiber telecommunications systems has resulted in the development of laser transmitters that incorporate high efficiency coupling optics, sophisticated control electronics, and high-speed modulation circuits. Present thinking on system development indicates the need for transmitters to have, in addition, much improved spectral characteristics. This ... View full abstract»

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  • North American Field Trials and Early Applications in Telephony

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):393 - 397
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    This paper is a review of 19 early optical fiber telephone transmission system applications in North America. Each example indicates how the technology was applied, where it was applied, and what was learned. View full abstract»

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications focuses on all telecommunications, including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation.

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