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Fiber Optic Communications

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ISBN-10: 1401866352

ISBN-13: 9781401866358

Edition: 2005

Authors: James P. Downing

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Part of Delmar Learning's National Center for Telecommunications Technologies series, this new book offers a complete, concise and practical introduction to fiber optic communications. Coverage begins with a brief history, and explanation of the advantages of fiber optics, and a description of basic telecommunication systems. Increased coverage of basic optics and communications provide the background for understanding modern fiber-optics devices. Full of detailed descriptions of actual systems applications, the book concludes with practical instruction on the installation and troubleshooting of fiber optic communications networks and systems.
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Book details

List price: $250.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 9/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

Preface
Introduction to Fiber-Optic Communications
Introduction
Telecommunications
Milestones in Telecommunications
Regulation and Standards
Communications Basics
Basic System Analysis
Analog and Digital Signals
Frequency and Bandwidth
Multiplexing
The Communications Channel
Communications Systems
PSTN
Cable Television
Data Networks
Convergence
The Evolution of Fiber-Optic Communications
Why Fiber Optics?
Summary
Principles of Optics
Introduction
Geometrical Optics
Refraction
Reflection
Wave Optics
Electromagnetic Waves
Polarization
Coherence
Interference
Diffraction
Scattering
Quantum Optics
The Bohr Model of the Atom
Planck's Law
Nonlinear Optics
Four-Wave Mixing
Phase Modulation
Brillouin Scattering
Raman Scattering
Optical Power
Radiometric and Photometric Quantities
Power
Summary
Characteristics of Optical Fibers
Introduction
Light Propagation in Optical Fibers
Acceptance Angle and Numerical Aperture
Fiber Modes
Modal Properties
Fiber Dispersion
Modal Dispersion
Material Dispersion
Waveguide Dispersion
Polarization Mode Dispersion
Total Dispersion
Fiber Losses
Absorption
Scattering
Attenuation
Bending Losses
Types of Fiber
Multimode Fiber
Single-Mode Fiber
Step-Index Fiber
Graded-Index Fiber
Special Fiber Types
Plastic Fiber
Dispersion-Shifted Fiber
Polarization Maintaining Fiber
Phototonic Crystal (Holey) Fiber
Other Fibers
Summary
Fiber and Cable Fabrication
Introduction
Optical Fiber Fabrication
Fused Silica Glass
Deposition Preform Methods
Fiber Drawing and Coating
Other Fiber Types
Fiber Cable
Fiber Cabling Considerations
Fiber Cable Construction
Types of Cables
Connectors
Connector Considerations
Fiber and Cable Preparation
Connector Installation
Types of Connectors
Connector Losses
Intrinsic Losses
Extrinsic Losses
Insertion Loss
Splices
Mechanical Splices
Fusion Splices
Splice Applications
Summary
Optical Sources and Transmitters
Introduction
Source Considerations
Electronic Considerations
Conduction
The pn Junction Diode
Optical Networks
Fiber in the Network
Optical Network Transport Protocols
Sonet
The STS-1 Frame and Data Formats
Advantages and Disadvantages
Evolving Network Transport Services
Next Generation SONET (NG-SONET)
Alternative and Hybrid Transport Systems
Summary
Fiber-Optic Communications Systems
Introduction
System Design Considerations
System Power Budget
Amplifier Placement
System Rise-Time Budget
Dispersion Compensation
Noise and Error Analysis
Multiple Channel System Design
From the Global Network to the Business and Home
Long-Haul Communications
Metro and Regional Networks
Special Fiber-Optic Communications Systems
Soliton Communications
Coherent Communications Systems
Optical CDMA
Free-Space Optics
Fiber Optics and the Future
Summary
Fiber-Optic Test and Measurement
Introduction
Optical Power Measurements
Types of Power Measurements
Power Measurement Instrumentation
Optical Wavelength Measurements
Types of Wavelength Measurements
Optical Spectra Instrumentation
Signal Measurements
Dispersion and Data Rate Measurements
Noise and Error Measurements
Additional System Test and Measurement
Summary
Solutions to Odd-Numbered Problems
References
Glossary
Index