LEDS as High-Bit-Rate Sources for Single-Mode Fiber

P. W. Shumate, M. B. Romeiser, and N. K. Cheung

Future broadband optical communications applications, such as feeder systems to homes and businesses, favor single-mode fibers because of their enormous potential for upgrading as services and technology progress. These applications require the reliability and cost advantages offered at present only by light-emitting diodes (LEDs).

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