Chapter 1. Introduction

  1. Hiroshi Ishikawa
  1. Hiroshi Ishikawa

Published Online: 21 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758694.ch1

Ultrafast All-Optical Signal Processing Devices

Ultrafast All-Optical Signal Processing Devices

How to Cite

Ishikawa, H. (2008) Introduction, in Ultrafast All-Optical Signal Processing Devices (ed H. Ishikawa), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470758694.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Ultrafast Photonic Devices Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ibaraki, Japan

Author Information

  1. Ultrafast Photonic Devices Laboratory, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Ibaraki, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 AUG 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518205

Online ISBN: 9780470758694

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Keywords:

  • optical communication systems and device technologies;
  • APDs (avalanche photodiodes) and PIN photodiodes;
  • communication traffic increase and power consumption;
  • optical time division multiplexing (OTDM) scheme;
  • semiconductor-based ultrafast all-optical signal processing devices;
  • electro-absorption modulator (EAM);
  • response speed and optical power density;
  • SOA (semiconductor optical amplifier) and Mach–Zehnder interferometer configuration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Evolution of Optical Communication Systems and Device Technologies

  • Increasing Communication Traffic and Power Consumption

  • Future Networks and Technologies

  • Ultrafast All-Optical Signal Processing Devices

  • Overview of the Devices and Their Concepts

  • Summary

  • References