Ultra-High-Definition Television and Its Optical Transmission

Kimiyuki OYAMADA  Tsuyoshi NAKATOGAWA  Madoka NAKAMURA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.4   pp.876-883
Publication Date: 2011/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.876
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Photonic Network Technologies in Terabit Network Era)
high definition television,  digital broadcasting,  optical transmission,  digital interface,  

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'Super Hi-Vision' (SHV) is promising as a future form of television. It is an ultra-high definition TV system that has 16 times the number of pixels of HDTV and employs a 22.2 multichannel sound system. It offers superior presence and gives the impression of reality. The information bitrates of the current prototypes range from 24 to 72 Gbit/s, and a fiber optic transmission system is needed to transfer even just one channel. This paper describes the optical transmission technologies that have been developed for SHV inter-equipment connects and links between outdoor sites and broadcasting stations.