Fiber optic systems are important telecommunication infrastructure for world-wide broadband networks. Wide bandwidth signal transmission with low delay is a key requirement in present day applications. Optical fibers provide enormous and unsurpassed transmission bandwidth with negligible latency, and are now the transmission medium of choice for long distance and high data rate transmission in telecommunication networks. This paper gives an overview of fiber optic communication systems including their key technologies, and also discusses their technological trend towards the next generation.
The major driving force behind the widespread use of fiber optics communication is the high and rapidly increasing consumer and commercial demand for more telecommunication capacity and internet services, with fiber optic technology capable of providing the required information capacity (larger than both wireless connections and copper cable). Advances in technology have enabled more data to be conveyed through a single optical fiber over long distances. The transmission capacity in optical communication networks are significantly improved using wavelength division multiplexing.
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