Undersea Fiberoptic Cable Systems: High-Tech Telecommunications Tempered by a Century of Ocean Cable Experience
The potential capacity of fiberoptic communications
has been understood for 30 years; however, only with the introduction of optical amplifiers and wavelength
division multiplexing (WDM), the simultaneous transmission
of signals at many wavelengths, has this potential been translated into installed capacity.
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