Wavelength Division Multiplexing Technology for Undersea System Applications

Hidenori TAGA
Noboru EDAGAWA
Masatoshi SUZUKI
Shu YAMAMOTO

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C    No.8    pp.1276-1284
Publication Date: 1998/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section INVITED PAPER (Special Issue on High-Capacity WDM/TDM Networks)
Category: WDM/TDM Transmission and Related Technologies
Keyword: 
long distance transmission,  undersea lightwave cable,  WDM,  dispersion slope compensation,  

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Summary: 
This paper describes the wavelength division multiplexing technology for the long-haul optical communication system, especially for the undersea cable system. At first, the present WDM technology for the undersea cable system is reviewed briefly. After that, some experiments using compensation of the dispersion slope of the transmission fiber are discussed as future technical options of undersea systems with over 100 Gbit/s capacity.