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Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB, 6th Edition by Alan E. Willner, Tingye Li, Ivan Kaminow

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Chapter 1

Fiber Nonlinearity and Capacity: Single-Mode and Multimode Fibers

René-Jean Essiambre, Robert W. Tkach and Roland Ryf,    Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent, 791 Holmdel-Keyport Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank many colleagues and collaborators, in particular S. Mumtaz, A. Mecozzi, M.A. Mestre, G.P. Agrawal, G. Kramer, J. Foschini, A. Gnauck, P.J. Winzer, S. Randel, A. Chraplyvy, A. Tulino, M. Magarini and collaborators from OFS and Sumitomo electric company as well as many other colleagues inside and outside Bell Laboratories.

1.1 Introduction

The vast majority of all communications on the planet goes through a worldwide network of interconnected fused-silica optical fibers forming the backbone of optical ...

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