This book is concerned with high bit rate systems, which are predestined particularly for the long-distance trunk lines that will be used in future communications networks.
1. Introduction 2. General System Considerations 3. Single-Mode Fibres 4. Optical Sources for Broadband Transmission Systems 5. Coupling Efficiency and Optical Feedback Characteristics 6. Optical Detectors 7. Aspects of Broadband Circuit Design 8. Optoelectronic Receivers 9. Signal Generation and Regeneration 10. Remarks on System Performance 11. Future Aspects