An Introduction to Fiber Optics

An Introduction to Fiber Optics

3.87 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , By (author) 

List price: US$499.99

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Recent advances in the development of low-loss optical fibers have revolutionized the field of telecommunications, and fiber-based networks form a key part of international communications systems. This book introduces the physical principles of optical fibers, and details their use in sensor technology and modern optical communication systems. The authors begin by setting out the basic propagation characteristics of single mode and multimode optical fibers. In later chapters they cover optical sources, optical detectors, and fiber-optic communication system design. They also treat a wide variety of related topics such as doped fiber amplifiers, dispersion compensation, fiber sensors, and measurement techniques for the characterization of optical fibers. Throughout the book, physical and engineering aspects of the subject are interwoven, and many worked examples and exercises are included. It will be an ideal textbook for undergraduate or graduate students taking courses in optical fiber communications, photonics, or optoelectronics.show more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 322 b/w illus. 7 tables 184 exercises
  • 1139174770
  • 9781139174770

Review quote

'I liked this book overall, and will gladly use it myself.' Contemporary Physics 'Throughout the book, physical and engineering aspects of the subject are interwoven, and many worked examples and exercises are included. It will be an ideal textbook for undergraduate or graduate students taking courses in optical fiber communications, photonics, or optoelectronics.' G. Weiler, Optikshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Basic optics; 3. The optical fiber; 4. Ray analysis of planar optical waveguide; 5. Graded index optical fibers; 6. Material dispersion; 7. Planar waveguides; 8. Characteristics of a step-index fiber; 9. Graded Index fibers; 10. Waveguide dispersion and design considerations; 11. Sources for optical fiber communication; 12. Detectors for optical fiber and communication; 13. Fiber optic communication system design; 14. Optical fiber Amplifiers; 15. Dispersion compensation and chirping phenomenon; 16. Optical solitons; 17. Single-mode fiber optic components; 18. Single mode optical fiber sensors; 19. Measurement methods in optical fiber: I; 20. Measurement methods in optical fibers: II; 21. Periodic interactions in waveguides; 22. Ray equation in Cartesian coordinates; 23. Ray paths; 24. Leaky modes.show more

Rating details

8 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 50% (4)
4 12% (1)
3 25% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 12% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X