Science and technology challenges in XXIst century optical communications

E. Desurvire, C. Kazmierski, F. Lelarge, X. Marcadet, André Scavennec, F. A. Kish, D. F. Welch, R. Nagarajan, C. H. Joyner, R. P. Schneider, S. W. Corzine, M. Kato, P. W. Evans, M. Ziari, A. G. Dentai, J. L. Pleumeekers, R. Muthiah, S. Bigo, M. Nakazawa, D. J. RichardsonF. Poletti, M. N. Petrovich, S. U. Alam, W. H. Loh, D. N. Payne

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The state of the art of XXIst century optical communication systems is reviewed through the associated technologies of laser sources, photo-receivers, integrated photonic circuits, optical fibres, and coherent modulation formats. Emphasis is put on current science and technology challenges to approach ultimate physical limits and to develop innovative solutions allowing performance enhancement at minimal cost increase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-416
Number of pages30
JournalComptes Rendus Physique
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 May


  • Erbium-doped fibre amplifier
  • Modulation format
  • Optical telecommunications
  • Photonics
  • Shannon limit
  • Wavelength-division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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