The nonlinear Shannon limit and the need for new fibres

A.D. Ellis*

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This paper will review the current understanding of the so called nonlinear Shannon limit, and will speculate on methods to approach the limit through new system configurations, and increase the limit using new optical fibres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear optics and applications VI
EditorsBenjamin J. Eggleton, Alexander L. Gaeta, Neil G. Broderick
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-9126-8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2012
EventNonlinear Optics and Applications VI - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 16 Apr 201218 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameSPIE proceedings
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceNonlinear Optics and Applications VI

Bibliographical note

A. D. Ellis, "The nonlinear Shannon limit and the need for new fibres", Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI, 84340H; 2012.

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  • capacity limit
  • nonlinear optics
  • optical communications

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    Ellis, A. D. (2012). The nonlinear Shannon limit and the need for new fibres. In B. J. Eggleton, A. L. Gaeta, & N. G. Broderick (Eds.), Nonlinear optics and applications VI [84340H] (SPIE proceedings; Vol. 8434). SPIE.