Understanding Fiber Optics

Understanding Fiber Optics

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For courses in Introduction to Fiber Optics and Introduction to Optical Networking in departments of Electronics Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology. Also suitable for corporate training programs. Ideal for technicians, entry-level engineers, and other nonspecialists, this best-selling practical, thorough, and accessible introduction to fiber optics reflects the expertise of an author who has followed the field for over 25 years. Using a non-theoretical/non-mathematical approach, it explains the principles of optical fibers, describes components and how they work, explores the tools and techniques used to work with them and the devices used to connect fiber network, and concludes with applications showing how fibers are used in modern communication systems. It covers both existing systems and developing technology, so students can understand present systems and new developments.show more

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  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 190 x 230 x 33mm | 1,198g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 4th International edition
  • 013122803X
  • 9780131228030

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Fiber Optics. 2. Fundamentals of Fiber-Optic Components. 3. Fundamentals of Communications. 4. Types of Optical Fibers. 5. Properties of Optical Fibers. 6. Fiber Materials and Manufacture. 7. Special-Purpose Fibers. 8. Cabling. 9. Light Sources. 10. Transmitters. 11. Receivers. 12. Repeaters, Regenerators, and Optical Amplifiers. 13. Connectors and Splices. 14. Couplers and Other Passive Components. 15. Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Optics. 16. Optical Switches, Modulators, and Other Active Components. 17. Fiber-Optical Measurements. 18. Troubleshooting and Test Equipment. 19. System and Optical Networking Concepts. 20. Fiber System Standards. 21. Single-Channel System Design. 22. Optical Networking System Design. 23. Global Telecommunications Applications. 24. Regional and Metro Telecommunications. 25. Local Telephone or "Access" Networks. 26. Computers and Local-Area Networks. 27. Video Transmission. 28. Mobile Fiber Optic Communications. 29. Fiber-Optic Sensors. 30. Imaging and Illuminating Fiber Optics. Appendix A: Important Constants, Units, Conversion Factors, and Equations. Appendix B: Decibels and Equivalent Power Ratios. Appendix C: Standard Time Division Multiplexing Rates. Appendix D: ITU Frequencies and Wavelengths for L- and C-Bonds. Appendix E: Laser and Fiber Safety. Appendix F: Fiber-Optic Resources. Glossary.show more