Peter J. Delfyett, Jr.
This issue of Optics and Photonics News and its supplement, OPN Trends, focus on research directions in the field of optical communication systems. The goal is to provide a bird's eye view of the status--as well as a brief look into the future--of the technologies that will help define the role of photonics in information technology.
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Publish Date: 01 March 2002
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Photonic Crystal Fibers: New Solutions in Fiber Optics
Multiple Optical Carrier Generation from a Supercontinuum Source
Too Much Fiber?
The Processing Power of Light
New Developments in the Analysis of High-Speed Optical Communications Signals (OPN Trends Supplement)
Coarse WDM Transceivers (OPN Trends Supplement)
All-Optical Label Swapping for the Future Internet
Chromatic Dispersion and Polarization-Mode Dispersion (OPN Trends Supplement)
Nonlinear Propagation and Information Theory (OPN Trends Supplement)
VCSELs Go the Distance
Quantum Light for Cooler, Sharper Imaging
Advances in Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Atmosphere
Freeform Optical Fabrication in Fluid