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Understanding Fiber Optics

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ISBN-10: 0131174290

ISBN-13: 9780131174290

Edition: 5th 2006

Authors: Jeff Hecht

List price: $192.20
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This book is thorough, up to date, and provides comprehensive and intuitive introduction to fiber optics. With mathematics limited to basic algebra, the book takes a practical approach to understanding fiber optics.It thoroughly describes important concepts for the novice, building up an understanding of optical fibers, their properties, light sources and detectors, and fiber-optic components and their application in fiber-optic systems. It covers the basics of fiber-optic measurement and troubleshooting.Ideal for technicians, entry-level engineers, and other nonspecialists.
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Book details

List price: $192.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/19/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Introduction to Fiber Optics
Fundamentals of Fiber-Optic Components
Fundamentals of Communications
Types of Optical Fibers
Properties of Optical Fibers
Fiber Materials and Manufacture
Special-Purpose Fibers
Light Sources
Repeaters, Regenerators, and Optical Amplifiers
Connectors and Splices
Couplers and Other Passive Components
Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Optics
Optical Switches, Modulators, and Other Active Components
Fiber-Optical Measurements
Troubleshooting and Test Equipment
System and Optical Networking Concepts
Fiber System Standards
Single-Channel System Design
Optical Networking System Design
Global Telecommunications Applications
Regional and Metro Telecommunications
Local Telephone or Access Networks
Computers and Local-Area Networks
Video Transmission
Mobile Fiber Optic Communications
Fiber-Optic Sensors
Imaging and Illuminating Fiber Optics
Important Constants, Units, Conversion Factors, and Equations
Decibels and Equivalent Power Ratios
Standard Time Division Multiplexing Rates
ITU Frequencies and Wavelengths for L- and C-Bonds
Laser and Fiber Safety
Fiber-Optic Resources