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Technician's Guide to Fiber Optics, 4E

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ISBN-10: 1401812708

ISBN-13: 9781401812706

Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Donald Sterling, Terry Pardoe, Leo Chartrand

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An excellent primer for students beginning to study the subject, this current edition provides a practical, real-world perspective on the fundamentals of fiber optic technology and optical communications. It examines the reasons that optical fibers are the preferred communications medium, surpassing copper wire in all performance measures. A thorough explanation of how fibers work is offered, as well as useful coverage of other related optical components and how those components fit into system-level applications. Premises (LAN), metro, 10G Ethernet, and long-haul applications are also briefly surveyed.
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Book details

List price: $199.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 7.60" wide x 9.57" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.848

The Communications Revolution
Information Transmission
Fiber Optics as a Communications Medium: Its Advantages
Light
The Optical Fiber
Fiber Characteristics
Fiber-Optic Cables
Sources
Detectors
Transmitters and Receivers
Connectors and Splices
Wavelength-Management Devices
The Fiber-Optic Link
Fiber Optic Cable Installation and Hardware
Fiber-Optic systems: Enterprise (Premises)
Fiber-Optic Systems: Telecommunications and Broadband
Introduction to Test Equipment