Toshio Morioka*, Yoshinari Awaji, Kazumasa Enami, Yutaka Miyamoto, Itsuro Morita, Yukihiko Okumura, Masatoshi Suzuki, Hidehiko Takara, Jun Terada, Kenji Yamamoto

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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this introductory chapter, the physical limits and prospects of the present optical fiber communication systems as well as EXAT initiative and 3M technologies are briefly described. Then, the demands from future applications, namely ultra-realistic communications, and wireless communication networks, such as 5G technologies are described. Lastly, the state-of-the-art terrestrial optical transmission systems and optical submarine cable systems are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Optical Sciences
ISSN (Print)0342-4111
ISSN (Electronic)1556-1534

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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