Fiber-optic transmission and networking: the previous 20 and the next 20 years [Invited].

@article{Winzer2018FiberopticTA,
  title={Fiber-optic transmission and networking: the previous 20 and the next 20 years [Invited].},
  author={Peter J. Winzer and D. Neilson and Andrew R. Chraplyvy},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2018},
  volume={26 18},
  pages={
          24190-24239
        }
}
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Optics Express, this paper reviews the evolution of optical fiber communication systems, and through a look at the previous 20 years attempts to extrapolate fiber-optic technology needs and potential solution paths over the coming 20 years. Well aware that 20-year extrapolations are inherently associated with great uncertainties, we still hope that taking a significantly longer-term view than most texts in this field will provide the reader with a broader… 

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