Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Optical Fiber

New Developments

The optical fibre technology is one of the hop topics developed in the beginning of the 21th century and could substantially benefit applications dealing with lighting, sensing and communication systems. Many improvements have been made in the past years to reduce the fibre attenuation and to improve the fibre performance. Nowadays, new applications have been developed over the scientific community and this book fits this paradigm. It summarizes the current status of know-how in optical fibre applications and represents a further source of information dealing with two main topics: the development of fibre optics sensors, and the application of optical fibre for telecommunication systems.

Read more >Order hardcopy
Optical FiberNew DevelopmentsEdited by Christophe Lethien

Published: December 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/152

ISBN: 978-953-7619-50-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6414-2

Copyright year: 2009

Books open for chapter submissions

60558 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

44 Web of Science Citations

44 Dimensions Citations


Open access peer-reviewed

1. Fabrication of Sensitive Fibre-Optic Gas Sensors Based on Nano-Assembled Thin Films

By Sergiy Korposh and Seung-Woo Lee


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Optical Fibres in Aeronautics, Robotics and Civil Engineering

By Giuseppe De Maria, Aldo Minardo, Ciro Natale, Salvatore Pirozzi and Luigi Zeni


Open access peer-reviewed

3. Optical Fibre Sensor System for Multipoint Corrosion Detection

By Joaquim F. Martins-Filho and Eduardo Fontana


Open access peer-reviewed

4. Fiber Sensor Applications in Dynamic Monitoring of Structures, Boundary Intrusion, Submarine and Optical Ground Wire Fibers

By Xiaoyi Bao, Jesse Leeson, Jeff Snoddy and Liang Chen


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Near-Field Opto-Chemical Sensors

By Antonietta Buosciolo, Marco Consales, Marco Pisco, Michele Giordano and Andrea Cusano


Open access peer-reviewed

6. Electric Field Sensing Schemes Using Low-Coherence Light and LiNbO3 Electrooptical Retarders

By Celso Gutierrez-Martinez


Open access peer-reviewed

7. Fictive Temperature Measurements in Silicabased Optical Fibers and Its Application to Rayleigh Loss Reduction

By Matthieu Lancry, Elise Regnier and Bertrand Poumellec


Open access peer-reviewed

8. Optical Fibres Turbidimetres

By Miguel A. Perez and Rocio Muniz


Open access peer-reviewed

9. Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring: Upcoming Challenges

By Vincent Lanticq, Renaud Gabet, Frederic Taillade and Sylvie Delepine-Lesoille


Open access peer-reviewed

10. Finding Hydrogen Leaks by Means of the Fiber Bragg Gratings Technology

By Marc Debliquy, Driss Lahem, Christophe Caucheteur and Patrice Megret


Open access peer-reviewed

11. Fiber Optic Chemical Sensors Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Perspectives and Challenges

By Marco Consales, Antonello Cutolo, Michele Penza, Patrizia Aversa, Michele Giordano and Andrea Cusano


Open access peer-reviewed

12. Low Cost Multi-Fiber Model Distributed Optical Fiber Sensor

By Chuanong Wang


Open access peer-reviewed

13. Potentialities of Multimode Fibres as Transmission Support for Multiservice Applications: from the Wired Small Office/Home Office Network to the Hybrid Radio over Fibre Concept

By Christophe Lethien, Christophe Loyez, Jean-Pierre Vilcot and Paul Alain Rolland


Open access peer-reviewed

14. An Overview of Radio over Fibre Systems for 60-GHz Wireless Local Area Networks and Alternative Solutions Based on Polymer Multimode Fibres

By Christophe Loyez, Christophe Lethien, Jean-Pierre Vilcot and Nathalie Rolland


Open access peer-reviewed

15. Application of Graded-Index Plastic Optical Fiber in Broadband Access Networks

By Jianjun Yu


Open access peer-reviewed

16. High-Speed, High-Power, and High Responsivity Photodiode for Radio-Over-Fiber (ROF) Communication

By J.-W. Shi, F.-M. Kuo and Y.-S. Wu


Open access peer-reviewed

17. Ultrawideband-over-Fiber Technologies with Directly-Modulated Semiconductor Lasers

By Víctor Torres-Company, Kamau Prince, Xianbin Yu, Timothy Braidwood Gibbon and Idelfonso Tafur Monroy


Open access peer-reviewed

18. All Optical Generation and Processing of IR UWB Signals

By Y. Ben Ezra, B.I. Lembrikov, M. Ran and M. Haridim


Open access peer-reviewed

19. High Spectral Efficiency Optical Transmission of OFDM Ultra-Wideband Signals beyond 40 Gb/s

By B.I. Lembrikov, Y. Ben Ezra, M. Ran and M. Haridim


Open access peer-reviewed

20. Nonlinear Impairment Compensation Using Backpropagation

By Ezra Ip and Joseph M. Kahn


Open access peer-reviewed

21. Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifier as Optical Signal Processor

By Shunsuke Ono


Open access peer-reviewed

22. Fibre Based Schemes for Ultrafast Subsystems: Nonlinear Optical Loop Mirrors Traditional Design and Novel Applications

By Antonella Bogoni, Francesco Fresi, Paolo Ghelfi, Emma Lazzeri, Luca Poti and Mirco Scaffardi


Open access peer-reviewed

23. Digitally Fast Programmable Optical Signal Processing Devices

By Xinwan Li, Zehua Hong, Shuguang Li and Jianping Chen


Open access peer-reviewed

24. All Glass Micro-Structured Optical Fibres

By Liang Dong


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£159

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax Rate based on their country of residence. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase