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Journal of Lightwave Technology

Issue 9 • Date May1, 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Journal of Lightwave Technology publication information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 989
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  • Celebrating 25 Years of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):990 - 993
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  • Optical Integrated Circuits: A Personal Perspective

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):994 - 1004
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    The remarkable early success and current explosive growth of electronic integrated circuits have fascinated photonics researchers since 1969 with the prospect of similar success in optical integrated circuits. Alas, physical and economic factors have stymied their efforts. Two recent commercial optical integrated circuits may be the first points on a photonic Moore's law curve. The author p... View full abstract»

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  • Optical Detectors and Receivers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1005 - 1020
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    In this paper, I will review the subjects of optical detectors and optical receivers. I will do this from both a historical perspective and looking ahead toward useful progress that may occur in the future. I will focus, at times, on the lessons learned while performing my own research and development activities, and on how and why the technology has changed. I will share a few anecdotes, which wi... View full abstract»

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  • The Early Years of Fiber Nonlinear Optics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1021 - 1031
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    This paper looks back at the beginnings of nonlinear optics in fibers and some of the subsequent work that forms the basic underpinnings of the modern field. There is a brief look at some of the major applications and current trends. View full abstract»

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  • High-Capacity Optical Transmission Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1032 - 1045
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    The 25 years since the founding of the Journal of Lightwave Technology have seen more than three orders of magnitude increase in the capacity of optical transmission systems. This dramatic increase was brought about by the deployment of WDM and advances in high-speed transmission technologies. View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of Passive Optical Component Technologies for Fiber-Optic Communication Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1046 - 1063
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    This paper reviews the evolution of passive optical components for fiber-optic communication systems, focusing on the interaction between component technologies and the evolution of fiber-optic systems. View full abstract»

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  • Fiber-Optic Sensing: A Historical Perspective

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1064 - 1078
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    Sensing via fiber optics has occupied R&D groups for over 40 years, and some important transitions into the commercial sector have been achieved. We look at the fundamental concepts involved in the various sensing approaches, and the differentiators which have led to commercial impact. We also look to the future of fiber-optic sensors. View full abstract»

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  • Optical Transmission Fiber Design Evolution

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1079 - 1092
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    This paper reviews optical fiber design evolution for transmission systems over the past three decades, including both multimode and single-modes fibers. Key fiber attributes related to fiber transmission systems and how fiber designs have evolved to improve these attributes to enable higher and higher transmission data rate are discussed. Major fiber design change milestones in the past are cover... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber-to-the-Home: 1977–2007

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1093 - 1103
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    Fiber has been envisioned for delivering broadband services to the residential customer for over 30 years, yet it has only recently entered the mainstream. Currently, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is being installed in many countries at remarkable rates (even though it still constitutes only a fraction of all broadband lines in most countries). Other lightwave transmission technologies have progressed ... View full abstract»

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  • Optical Networking: Past, Present, and Future

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1104 - 1118
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    Over the past 25 years, networks have evolved from being relatively static with fairly homogeneous traffic to being more configurable and carrying a heterogeneous array of services. As the applications are ultimately the driver of network evolution, the paper begins with a brief history of circuit, packet, and wave services, along with the development of the corresponding transport layers. The dis... View full abstract»

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  • Optical Fiber Metrology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1119 - 1131
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    The development of metrology to support the optical fiber communications industry is an excellent case study of how stakeholders-fiber manufacturers, their customers, standards-developing organizations, and (in the U.S.) the Federal Government-worked together to develop product specification standards that facilitated the growth of an industry. This paper reviews some of that history, primarily fr... View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductor Lasers in Photonics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1132 - 1144
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    Research activities on semiconductor lasers related to optical communications and information technologies are reviewed. View full abstract»

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  • RF Photonics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1145 - 1153
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    In parallel with the development of fiber optics for transmission of digital information, the 1970s and 1980s saw the development of techniques for the transmission of wide-bandwidth analog radio-frequency (RF) signals over optical fibers. The simultaneous need for high linearity and high signal-to-noise in RF photonic links spurred the development of lasers, modulators and detectors matched to th... View full abstract»

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  • History, Development, and Applications of High-Brightness Visible Light-Emitting Diodes

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1154 - 1171
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    In a practical sense, the development of high-performance visible-spectrum light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has occurred over a period of over 60 years, beginning with the discovery of the first semiconductor p-n junction in 1940, the development of solid-state electronic band theory in the 1940s, the invention of the first bipolar transistor in 1947, and the demonstration of efficient light generatio... View full abstract»

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  • The Beginnings of Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits—A Personal Perspective

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1172 - 1175
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    The early work (1960s, 1970s) on Integrated Optics at the Bell Telephone Laboratories and at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), with which the author was involved, is described from a personal perspective. View full abstract»

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  • Dielectric Waveguide Theory

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1176 - 1187
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    We attempt a brief and broad overview and historical perspective of the theory of lightwave propagation in dielectric waveguides. This is a subject that is now documented by extensive literature. As our review task is limited by constraints in both space and time it will be illustrative rather than comprehensive. The illustrations are intended to highlight the principal concepts and theoretical ap... View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductor Lasers

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1188
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  • Solid State Lighting

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1189 - 1190
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  • Scitopia.org

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1191
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  • Journal of Lightwave Technology Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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Aims & Scope

The JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY is comprised of original contributions, both regular papers and letters, covering work in all aspects of optical guided-wave science, technology, and engineering. Manuscripts are solicited which report original theoretical and/or experimental results which advance the technological base of guided-wave technology. Tutorial and review papers are by invitation only. Topics of interest include the following: fiber and cable technologies, active and passive guided-wave componentry (light sources, detectors, repeaters, switches, fiber sensors, etc.); integrated optics and optoelectronics; and systems, subsystems, new applications and unique field trials. System oriented manuscripts should be concerned with systems which perform a function not previously available, out-perform previously established systems, or represent enhancements in the state of the art in general.

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Peter J. Winzer
Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs