DWDM Fundamentals, Components, and Applications

  • 4h 5m
  • Jean-Pierre Laude
  • Artech House
  • 2002

This leading-edge resource provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the principles, technologies, standards, and applications of dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM). This volume helps both technical and nontechnical professionals:

  • Understand how DWDM components, devices, and networks operate
  • Examine the configuration and design trade-offs of current DWDM components and systems
  • Assess many of the latest standards
  • Discover recent technological developments
  • Decide the direction and most promising areas for future R&D in the field

About the Author

Jean-Pierre Laude is a scientific consultant in optics and spectroscopy. He holds an engineering degree in optics from the Ecole Supérieure d’Optique de Paris and a Ph.D. in spectroscopy from the University of Paris, Orsay. He holds 50 patents, has published extensively, and has received several scientific awards in the U.S. and Europe for his work in the field of DWDM.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Basic Principles and Background
  • Dense WDM and Demultiplexers
  • Sources and Wavelength Converters for DWDM
  • WDM and Optical Amplification
  • Routers, Cross-Connects, and Add/Drops
  • WDM Limits Caused by Optical Nonlinearities in Optical Fibers
  • Application of DWDM to Telecommunication Networks
  • Conclusion
  • List of Acronyms