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Optical Fiber Communications



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The fourth edition of this popular text and reference book presents the fundamental principles for understanding and applying optical fiber technology to sophisticated modern telecommunication systems.Optical-fiber-based telecommunication networks have become a major information-transmission-system, with high capacity links encircling the globe in both terrestrial and undersea installations. Numerous passive and active optical devices within these links perform complex transmission and networking functions in the optical domain, such as signal amplification, restoration, routing, and switching. Along with the need to understand the functions of these devices comes the necessity to measure both component and network performance, and to model and stimulate the complex behavior of reliable high-capacity networks.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Overview of Optical Fiber Communications

Chapter 2 Optical Fibers: Structures, Waveguiding, and Fabrication

Chapter 3 Attenuation and Dispersion

Chapter 4 Optical Sources

Chapter 5 Power Launching and Coupling

Chapter 6 Photodetectors

Chapter 7 Optical Receiver Operation

Chapter 8 Digital Links

Chapter 9 Analog Links

Chapter 10 WDM Concepts and Components

Chapter 11 Optical Amplifiers

Chapter 12 Non-linear Effect

Chapter 13 Optical Networks

Chapter 14 Performance Measurement and Monitoring

Appendix A International System of Units

Appendix B Useful Mathematical Relations

Appendix C Bessel Functions

Appendix D Decibels

Appendix E Acronyms

Appendix F List of Important Roman Symbols

Appendix G List of Important Greek Symbols

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