Fiber Optics Handbook: Fiber, Devices, and Systems for Optical Communications

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October 30, 2001


Electronic book text, 416 pages


0071414770 / 9780071414777

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Fiber optics is the hottest topic in communications and this book from the world's leading experts clearly lays out all the details of optical communications engineering
* Essential technical guide and solutions kit for the super-fast, super-broad fiber systems and devices powering the fastest-growing communications infrastructure
* Methods for generating above peak performance
* Clear explanations and answers to tough challenges for WDM, DWDM, amplifiers, solitons, and other key technologies

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Optical Fibers and Fiber-Optic Communications Chapter 2: Optical Fiber Communication Technology and System Overview Chapter 3: Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers Chapter 4: Sources, Modulators, and Detectors for Fiber-Optic Communication Systems Chapter 5: Optical Fiber Amplifiers Chapter 6: Fiber-Optic Communication Links (Telecom, Datacom, and Analog) Chapter 7: Solitions in Optical Fiber Communication Systems Chapter 8: Tapered-Fiber Couplers, MUX and deMUX Chapter 9: Fiber Bragg Gratings Chapter 10: Micro-Optics-Based Components for Networking Chapter 11: Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers and Wavelength Conversion Chapter 12: Optical Time-Division Multiplexed Communication Networks Chapter 13: Wavelength Domain Multiplexed (WDM) Fiber-Optic Communication Networks Chapter 14: Infrared Fibers Chapter 15: Optical Fiber Sensors Chapter 16: Fiber-Optic Communication Standards Index

Author comments

MICHAEL BASS is Professor of Optics, Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Optics/Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers at the University of Central Florida. He received his B.S. in physics from Carnegie-Mellon and M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan. JAY M. ENOCH is Professor of the Graduate School and Dean Emeritus, School of Optometry, University of California at Berkeley. He also serves as a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California at San Francisco. He received his B.S. in optics and optometry from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in physiological optics from Ohio State University. ERIC W. VAN STRYLAND is Professor of Optics, Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Optics/Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers at the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. WILLIAM L. WOLFE is a Professor Emeritus at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona. He received his B.S. in physics from Bucknell University, and his M.S. in physics and M.S.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. The OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA is dedicated to advancing study, teaching, research, and engineering in optics.

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With their proven ability to provide both enormous speed and capacity, fiber optic networks have become the hands-down technology favorite for capacity-intensive broadband access applications. Business Week estimates the current fiber-optic networking market at an incredible $16.1 billion. Understanding fiber optical communications engineering has become must know information for engineers, engineering managers, researchers, and students. This authoritative reference, culled from the pages of the OSA's renowned Handbook of Optics, offers the combined expertise of a team of international experts to give you the answers you need to ride the fiber optics wave to success.

Prepared under the auspices of the Optical Society of America, Fiber Optics Handbook includes detailed, expert coverage of every essential topic in what has become the hottest field in telecom:

* WDM (Wave Division Multiplexing) and DWDM (Dense Wave Multiplexing)
* Optical Fiber Amplifiers
* Solitrons
* Fiber Optic Communications Links
* Tapered-Fiber Couplers, MUX, and deMUX
* Optical Time-Division Multiplexed Communications Networks
* Infrared Fibers
* Optical Fiber Sensors
* Fiber-Optic Communications Standards
* Sources, Modulators, and Detectors
* And much more.

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