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Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers and mm-Wave Wireless Links for Converged Access Networks

Author: König, Swen
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731502555
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Future access networks are converged optical-wireless networks, where fixed-line and wireless services share the same infrastructure. In this book, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) and mm-wave wireless links are investigated, and their use in converged access networks is explored: SOAs compensate losses in the network, and thereby extend the network reach. Millimeter-wave wireless links substitute fiber links when cabling is not economical.