Fiber-Optic Communication Systems

ISBN-10: 0470505117

ISBN-13: 9780470505113

Edition: 4th 2010

Authors: Govind P. Agrawal

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This book provides a comprehensive account of fiber-optic communication systems. The 3rd edition of this book is used worldwide as a textbook in many universities. This 4th edition incorporates recent advances that have occurred, in particular two new chapters. One deals with the advanced modulation formats (such as DPSK, QPSK, and QAM) that are increasingly being used for improving spectral efficiency of WDM lightwave systems. The second chapter focuses on new techniques such as all-optical regeneration that are under development and likely to be used in future communication systems. All other chapters are updated, as well.
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List price: $122.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/2/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 626
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Govind P. Agrawal was born on July 24, 1951 in the town of Kashipur of the Nainital district in U.P. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Lucknow in 1969 with honors. He was awarded a gold medal for achieving the top position in the university. Govind joined the Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi in 1969 and received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1971 and 1974, respectively.After holding positions at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), the City University of New York, and the Laser company, Quantel, Orsay, France, Dr. Agrawal joined in 1981 the technical staff of the world-famous AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., USA, where he worked on problems related to the development of semiconductor lasers and fiber-optic communication systems. He joined in 1989 the faculty of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester where he is a Professor of Optics. His research interests focus on quantum electronics, nonlinear optics, and optical communications. In particular, he has contributed signnificantly to the fields of semiconductor lasers, nonlinear fiber optics, and optical communications. He is an author or coauthor of more than 250 research papers, several book chapters and review articles, and four books entitled "Semiconductor Lasers" (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 2nd ed. 1993), "Nonlinear Fiber Optics" (Academic Press, 3rd ed. 2001), "Fiber-Optic Communication Systems" (Wiley, 2nd ed. 1997), and "Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics" (Academic Press, 2001). He has also edited the books "Contemporary Nonlinear Optics" (Academic Press, 1992) and "Semiconductor Lasers: Past, Present and Future" (AIP Press, 1995). The books authored by Dr. Agrawal have influenced an entire generation of scientists. Several of them have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Russian.

Historical Perspective
Basic Concepts
Optical Communication Systems
Lightwave System Components
Optical Fibers
Geometrical-Optics Description
Wave Propagation
Dispersion in Single-Mode Fibers
Dispersion-Induced Limitations
Fiber Losses
Nonlinear Optical Effects
Fiber Design and Fabrication
Optical Transmitters
Semiconductor Laser Physics
Single-Mode Semiconductor Lasers
Laser Characteristics
Optical Signal Generation
Light-Emitting Diodes
Transmitter Design
Optical Receivers
Basic Concepts
Common Photodetectors
Receiver Design
Receiver Noise
Coherent Detection
Receiver Sensitivity
Sensitivity Degradation
Receiver Performance
Lightwave Systems
System Architectures
Design Guidelines
Long-Haul Systems
Sources of Power Penalty
Forward Error Correction
Computer-Aided Design
Multichannel Systems
WDM Lightwave Systems
WDM Components
System Performance Issues
Time-Division Multiplexing
Subcarrier Multiplexing
Code-Division Multiplexing
Loss Management
Compensation of Fiber Losses
Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
Raman Amplifiers
Optical Signal-To-Noise Ratio
Electrical Signal-To-Noise Ratio
Receiver Sensitivity and Q Factor
Role of Dispersive and Nonlinear Effects
Periodically Amplified Lightwave Systems
Dispersion Management
Dispersion Problem and Its Solution
Dispersion-Compensating Fibers
Fiber Bragg Gratings
Dispersion-Equalizing Filters
Optical Phase Conjugation
Channels at High Bit Rates
Electronic Dispersion Compensation
Control of Nonlinear Effects
Impact of Fiber Nonlinearity
Solitons in Optical Fibers
Dispersion-Managed Solitons
Pseudo-linear Lightwave Systems
Control of Intrachannel Nonlinear Effects
Advanced Lightwave Systems
Advanced Modulation Formats
Demodulation Schemes
Shot Noise and Bit-Error Rate
Sensitivity Degradation Mechanisms
Impact of Nonlinear Effects
Recent Progress
Ultimate Channel Capacity
Optical Signal Processing
Nonlinear Techniques and Devices
All-Optical Flip-Flops
Wavelength Converters
Ultrafast Optical Switching
Optical Regenerators
System of Units
General Formula for Pulse Broadening
Software Package
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