Optics and the Internet

Rutt, H N (2010) Optics and the Internet. At Public Lecture, Instrument Technology Research Center, Taiwan,


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The talk introduces the concept of Optoelectronics, the fusion of optics and electronics which is now absolutely vital to modern communications, in particular the Internet. The basic ideas of the scale of information which the modern world needs to transmit, and the speeds at which we must transmit it, are discussed to introduce the requirements of modern high-bandwidth links. The physical basis of those links, the fibre optics, optical amplifiers and dispersion compensation systems essential to its operation, are introduced at a basic, non-mathematical level. Some of the new developments required by the ever growing thirst for data communications, and approaches to them underway at the University of Southampton, are included in the talk.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: Event Dates: 8 March 2010
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 270813
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
3 March 2010Accepted
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 11:05
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:17
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270813

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