Preface—Overview of OFT VI A & B
Optical Fiber Telecommunications VI (OFT VI) is the sixth installment of the OFT series. Now 34 years old, the series is a compilation by the research and development community of progress in the field of optical fiber communications. Each edition reflects the current state of the art at the time. As editors, we started with a clean slate and selected chapters and authors to elucidate topics that have evolved since OFT V or that have now emerged as promising areas of research and development.
Installments of the series have been published roughly every 5–8 years and chronicle the natural evolution of the field:
• In the late 1970s, the original OFT (Chenoweth and Miller, 1979) was concerned with ...