Capacity limits of fiber-optic communication systems

Rene Jean Essiambre, Gerard Foschini, Peter Winzer, Gerhard Kramer

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• Shannon's information theory allows to determine an asymptote of the channel information rate for a signal impaired by additive white Gaussian noise • Determining the limiting information rate in point-topoint fiber transmission in optically-routed network can allow to set limits on optical network capacity • Achieving capacity requires an array of advanced technologies • Many important open issues remain to be addressed to solve the problem of maximizing fiber capacity in optical networks!

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, OFC 2009
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781557528650
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, OFC 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 22 Mar 200926 Mar 2009

Publication series

NameConference on Optical Fiber Communication, Technical Digest Series


Conference2009 Conference on Optical Fiber Communication, OFC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


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