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Issue 5 • Date May 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE [publication information]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):861 - 862
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  • Engineering in the Age of Biology

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):863 - 864
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  • Your comments

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 865
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  • Special Issue on Technologies for Next-Generation Optical Networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):866 - 868
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  • Evolution of Terrestrial Optical System and Core Network Architecture

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):869 - 891
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    Optical systems and technologies have been radically changing the telecommunication networks for past 15 years; today wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology, optical amplifiers, and simple optical switching elements like optical add-drop multiplexers (OADMs) are used in the backbone networks of all operators worldwide. Optical systems nowadays provide the basis for cost-effective transm... View full abstract»

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  • Enabling Technologies for Next-Generation Optical Packet-Switching Networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):892 - 910
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    The optical packet-switching network is considered to be one of the most promising solutions for end-to-end delivery of high-bitrate data, video, and voice signals across optical networks of the future. Optical label switching (OLS) technology incurs simpler extraction and processing of the labels so that the optical packets can be routed with low latency to the destinations. We have developed sev... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber to the Home/Fiber to the Premises: What, Where, and When?

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):911 - 934
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    After conquering the core and metropolitan networks, fiber is now penetrating into the access domain. Its low loss and huge bandwidth enable the delivery of any current and foreseeable set of broadband services, and also make it a nice match to the wireless link to the end user. Cost effectiveness is a key issue, and will be decisive for the network topology choices. Point-to-point may be the most... View full abstract»

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  • Upgrading WDM Submarine Systems to 40-Gbit/s Channel Bitrate

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):935 - 951
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    The introduction of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) has triggered a tremendous capacity growth in submarine systems, both by the increase of the number of WDM channels and by the increase of the channel bitrate. Starting from 2.5 Gbit/s in the mid-1990s, the bitrate was upgraded to 10 Gbit/s by the end of the century in commercial products. The next generation of submarine systems will like... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced Optical Modulation Formats

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):952 - 985
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    Fiber-optic communication systems form the high-capacity transport infrastructure that enables global broadband data services and advanced Internet applications. The desire for higher per-fiber transport capacities and, at the same time, the drive for lower costs per end-to-end transmitted information bit has led to optically routed networks with high spectral efficiencies. Among other enabling te... View full abstract»

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  • Toward High-Speed 40-Gbit/s Transponders

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):986 - 996
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    Today a 40-Gbit/s data rate is agreed by major optical telecommunication players as the next step in the network evolution, with an actual deployment foreseen in the 2007-2008 timeframe. R&D activities on technologies for 40-Gbit/s products are currently active but the path to 40-Gbit/s transponders is not yet fully settled. In this paper, we review the different component technologies current... View full abstract»

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  • Recent Advances Toward Optical Devices in Semiconductor-Based Photonic Crystals

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):997 - 1023
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    Photonic crystals, artificial, wavelength-scale multidimensional periodic structures, have given birth to a number of realizations in semiconductors. Photonic integrated circuits, especially around new integrated lasers, are challenging directions of research for miniaturization and new functions in optical telecommunications. We review the basic physics behind such applications and underline the ... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges of Raman Amplification

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1024 - 1035
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    Raman amplifiers are often regarded as a typical example of technologies rapidly developed in the midst of turmoil created by the so-called wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) bubble. Indeed, Raman amplifiers turned out to be technically very attractive in all the aspects of capacity, reach, and bit rate. Even though Raman amplifiers are actually being deployed into systems in commercial servic... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: George W. Pierce

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):1036 - 1038
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    In 1929, the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) selected George W. Pierce as the recipient of its Medal of Honor. He was honored for his research on crystal detectors and applications of piezoelectricity and magnetostriction. The award citation also mentioned "his instructional leadership as a teacher and as a writer of important texts." He earlier had served as president of the IRE in 1918 and 19... View full abstract»

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  • Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1039
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  • IEEE order form for reprints

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1040
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  • Special issue on technical advances in deep space communications and tracking

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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  • Coming in June the Proceedings of the IEEE

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c4
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