March 2000

Undersea Fiberoptic Cable Systems: High-Tech Telecommunications Tempered by a Century of Ocean Cable Experience

Neal S. Bergano

Undersea fiberoptic cables make international communications possible. The challenge is to develop new approaches to increase capacity and keep up with demand.


Integrated Optical Components for WDM Systems

Critical to future developments in wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) are integrated optical components that are fabricated using silicon optical bench technology.

A 1021 Channel WDM System

An optical system capable of delivering independent 74 Mb/s streams to a very large number of users (>1000) using a technique with potentially low per-port costs is described.

Being Parallel: How Associative Holographic Memories May One Day Deliver Optical Computing

There's more to data storage than storing data; being able to get the right information out when it's needed is crucial. This article looks at two possible optical technology solutions: correlators and holographic memories.


In Memoriam

Big Doings About Very Little

The IP-Empowered Engineer

Three Columns on Learning for the Year 2000

Screening PostScript Files

Bracewell's Interferometric Telescope


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