Fiber Optic Communications

ISBN-10: 0130085103

ISBN-13: 9780130085108

Edition: 5th 2005

Authors: Joseph C. Palais
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Description: Introductory book for undergraduate Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology courses covering Fiber Optics. This new and revised Fifth Edition of Fiber Optic Communications incorporates coverage of significant advances made in the fiber industry in recent years to present a comprehensive and in-depth introduction to the basics of communicating using optical fiber transmission lines. Students will learn system design as well as operating principles, characteristics, and application of the components that comprise fiber-optic systems.

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List price: $172.40
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 456
Size: 7.36" wide x 9.29" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Preface
Fiber Optic Communications Systems
Historical Perspective
The Basic Communications System
Nature of Light
Advantages of Fibers
Applications of Fiber Optic Communications
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Optics Review
Ray Theory and Applications
Lenses
Imaging
Numerical Aperture
Diffraction
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Lightwave Fundamentals
Electromagnetic Waves
Dispersion, Pulse Distortion, and Information Rate
Polarization
Resonant Cavities
Reflection at a Plane Boundary
Critical-Angle Reflections
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Integrated Optic Waveguides
Dielectric-Slab Waveguide
Modes in the Symmetric-Slab Waveguide
Modes in the Asymmetric-Slab Waveguide
Coupling to the Waveguide
Dispersion and Distortion in the Slab Waveguide
Integrated Optic Components
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Optic Fiber Waveguides
Step-Index Fiber
Graded-Index Fiber
Attenuation
Modes and Fields in Step-Index Fibers
Modes and Fields in Graded-Index Fibers
Pulse Distortion and Information Rate in Optic Fibers
Construction of Optic Fibers
Optic-Fiber Cables
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Optical Sources and Amplifiers
Light-Emitting Diodes
Light-Emitting-Diode Operating Characteristics
Laser Principles
Laser Diodes
Laser-Diode Operating Characteristics
Narrow-Spectral-Width and Tunable Laser Diodes
Optical Amplifiers
Fiber Lasers
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Diodes
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Light Detectors
Principles of Photodetection
Photomultiplier
Semiconductor Photodiode
PIN Photodiode
Avalanche Photodiode
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Couplers and Connectors
Connector Principles
Fiber-End Preparation
Splices
Connectors
Source Coupling
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Distribution Networks and Fiber Components
Distribution Networks
Directional Couplers
Star Couplers
Switches
Fiber-Optical Isolator
Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
Fiber Bragg Gratings
Arrayed-Waveguide Gratings
MEMS Switches
Other Components: Attenuator, Circulator, and Polarization Controller
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Modulation
Light-Emitting-Diode Modulation and Circuits
Laser-Diode Modulation and Circuits
Analog-Modulation Formats
Digital-Modulation Formats
Electroabsorption Modulator
Optic-Heterodyne Receivers
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Noise and Detection
Thermal and Shot Noise
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Error Rates
Modal Noise, Mode-Partition Noise, Amplifier Noise, Laser Noise, and Jitter
Other Sources of Noise
Receiver Circuit Design
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
System Design
Design of Analog Systems
Design of Digital Systems
Summary and Discussion
Problems
References
Answers to Selected Problems
Bibliography
Index
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