New optical fibres for high-capacity optical communications

  title={New optical fibres for high-capacity optical communications},
  author={David John Richardson},
  journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
  • D. Richardson
  • Published 6 March 2016
  • Physics
  • Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences
Researchers are within a factor of 2 or so from realizing the maximum practical transmission capacity of conventional single-mode fibre transmission technology. It is therefore timely to consider new technological approaches offering the potential for more cost-effective scaling of network capacity than simply installing more and more conventional single-mode systems in parallel. In this paper, I review physical layer options that can be considered to address this requirement including the… 

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