November 06, 2012
New Findings on Fiber Optics Communications and Chromatic Dispersion Compensation
By Shankar Pandiath
A recent report has been published involving the development of high speed fiber optics communications systems in Long-haul, Ultra Long-haul, and partially Metro networks, ultimately addressing the recent trends in effective mitigation of high-performance Chromatic Dispersion.
The report on Fiber Options Communications systems and Chromatic Dispersion Compensation studies the intricate transformation of the varied Chromatic Dispersion Compensators (CDCs) market in view of the commercialization of coherent receivers. CDCs are also evaluated in light of advanced modulation techniques by employing the process of Digital Signal Processing, or DSP.
The report primarily evaluates the marketing and technical aspects of the transformation of Chromatic Dispersion Compensators, in addition to the following:
1) An industry survey estimating that the number of CDC vendors has been declining by 20-30 percent from 2002-2005. While several companies went out of their business, some have simply changed their profile or merged with a separate company.
2) Analysis of CDC-related patents from 2010-2012: Such comprehensive analysis can be related to the research and development efforts within the mentioned time period. The number of patents for CDCs granted have also been analyzed for 2004-2005, and it is has been found that the numbers have actually decline.
3) The report also evaluates the market characteristics and key features for the above-mentioned fiber optics communications systems, with relation to the core characteristics of Chromatic Dispersion Compensators.
In the analyzed time period (2012-2016), it has been identified that 10 Gbps fiber optics communication systems will coexist with the newer, more advanced 100 Gbps and 40 Gbps systems, or even possibly with a system of higher transmission rate. However, the traditional Chromatic Dispersion Compensators will only be used in the 10 Gbps systems, for which the market might decline by 2016-2017. Despite this, the higher rate systems will enjoy an improved market, and will grow and emerge as more cost-effective to satisfy user demands for conveying greater traffic volume.
At the same time, it has also been indicated that Chromatic Dispersion Compensators may become unnecessary for higher transmission rate systems, signaling that all the work will be performed by DSPs and coherent receivers, which will work in association with 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps transmission systems.
The report on Fiber Optics Communications and Chromatic Dispersion Compensation is expected to be important and beneficial to a wide range of sales and technical staff, as well as researches involved in the process of designing and developing a high speed and effective fiber optics communication systems. With a huge target audience base, the report is recommended particularly for vendors and service providers who are working with high-performance related technologies.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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