Broadband Optical Access Networks and Fiber-to-the-Home: Systems Technologies and Deployment Strategies

Broadband Optical Access Networks and Fiber-to-the-Home: Systems Technologies and Deployment Strategies

Editor(s): Chinlon Lin

Print ISBN: 9780470094785

Online ISBN: 9780470094808

DOI: 10.1002/047009480X

Author Biography

About the Author

Chinlon Lin,Professor of Photonics and Director, Center for Advanced Research in Photonics, Institute of Optical Science and Technology, Departments of Electronic Engineering and Information Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Chinlon Lin received his Ph.D. from the Univ. of California, Berkeley.  He joined AT&T Bell Labs' Laser Sciences Research Department, Communication Sciences Research Division, researchin nonlinear optics in fibers, self-phase-modulation, tunable infrared fiber Raman lasers, fiber Raman amplifiers and four-wave-mixing for optical-frequency-conversion, as well as high-speed semiconductor laser dynamic modulation studies and high-bit-rate fiber transmission system technologies. In 1984 he was on leave from Bell Labs as a Visiting Guest Professor at the Tech. Univ. of Denmark's Center for Broadband Communications (now COM Center).
He joined Bellcore in 1986 where he was Director of Broadband Lightwave systems Research. He led a group working on FTTH, FTTC, HFC architectures, DWDM tunable filters and EDFAs for high-capacity digital and analog video systems, dispersion compensation for high-speed DWDM systems, an experimental Bellcore Research Network, lightwave systems for multi-channel hybrid AM/QAM-digital video distribution for HFC networks, and Hybrid DWDM systems. He also provided technical consultation to Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, BellSouth and SBC Comm. on issues related to EDFA, DWDM and OC-192 systems, and analog/digital lightwave video distribution systems for FTTH/FTTC/HFC networks. He joined Tyco Submarine Sys. R & D Labs (formerly AT&T Submarine Systems) in September 1997, to work on lightwave technologies for DWDM systems in advanced next-generation global long-haul undersea fiber networks.
In May 2000 he founded Jedai Broadband Networks, a startup to work on Fiber-to-the Business high-speed access solutions for cable TV industry. He was Chairman, President and CTO. In 2002 he co-founded BeLight, a startup on GbE based optical wireless system and broadband FTTH optical access. He joined CUHK as Professor of Photonics and Director of IOSAT (Institute of Optical Science and Technology) in January 2003.