Optical fiber transmission is now well defined. The losses of optical fibers are reduced to less than 3dB/km at 0.85μm, and the lifetime of a laser diode is proved to be more than 10,000 hours. These values should be rewritten within a few years. System considerations are also underway for introducing optical fiber transmission systems into existing and/or future transmission networks,[1] and several systematic experiments have been planned and reported[2] -[4]י

© 1977 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
An Experimental 400mb/S Digital Transmission System Using Selfoc® Fiber

M. Shimodaira, K. Honma, and T. Hiramatsu
ThA5 Optical Fiber Transmission (OFTran) 1977

Optical Data Links for Short-Haul High-Level Performance at 16 and 32 Mb/s

W. H. Hackett, J. R. Jones, C. A. Brackett, L. C. Dombrowski, L. E. Howarth, P. W. Shumate, R. G. Smith, A. W. Warner, and R. S. Riggs
ThB2 Optical Fiber Transmission (OFTran) 1977


T. Uchida, S. Sugimoto, A. Ueki, T. Usui, S. Ishihara, and I. Kitano
ThA4 Optical Fiber Transmission (OFTran) 1975


You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
Login to access OSA Member Subscription