Introduction to Fiber-Optic Communications provides students with the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of modern optical fiber communications and applications, striking a fine balance between theory and practice that avoids excessive mathematics and derivations. Unlike other textbooks currently available, this book covers all of the important recent technologies and developments in the field, including electro-optic modulators, coherent optical systems, and silicon integrated photonic circuits. Filled with practical, relevant worked examples and exercise problems, the book presents complete coverage of the topics that optical and communications engineering students need to be successful. From principles of optical and optoelectronic components, to optical transmission system design, and from conventional optical fiber links, to more useful optical communication systems with advanced modulation formats and high-speed DSP, this book covers the necessities on the topic, even including today’s important application areas of passive optical networks, datacenters and optical interconnections. Covers fiber-optic communication system fundamentals, design rules and terminologies Provides students with an understanding of the physical principles and characteristics of passive and active fiber-optic components Teaches students how to perform fiber-optic system design, performance evaluation and troubleshooting Includes modern advances in modulation and decoding strategies
Textbook on the physical principles of optical fibers - for advanced undergraduates and graduates in physics or electrical engineering.
Introduction to Fiber Optics is well established as an introductory text for engineers, managers and students. It meets the needs of systems designers, installation engineers, electronic engineers and anyone else looking to gain a working knowledge of fiber optics with a minimum of maths. Review questions are included in the text to enable the reader to check their understanding as they work through the book. The new edition of this successful book is now fully up to date with the new standards, latest technological developments and includes a new chapter on specifying optical components. Whether you are looking for a complete self-study course in fiber optics, a concise reference text to dip into, or a readable introduction to this fast moving technology, this book has the solution. * A practical, no-nonsense guide to fiber optics * Up-to-date coverage that minimises mathematics * New material on specifying optical components
This edition of the text offers a pragmatic approach to the study of fibre optics in communication. The text integrates diverse elements of fibre optics and provides a picture of how they are used in fibre optics communication, by introducing the terminology used and describing the building blocks of an optical fibre system. The text permits the reader to process initial design of optical links and to understand the tradeoffs made in designing and using a fibre optic communication line. This edition expands discussion of non-linearity, includes coverage of the latest developments in the field including new material on solitons, dispersion compensation techniques and fibre gratings, and also covers ATM, broadening the network applications covered to include banking together with computers and telecommunications.
"This new title covers basic topics such as transmitters, fibers, amplifiers and receivers and details new developments such as nonlinear fiber-optic systems and nonlinear phase noise. Starting with a review of electromagnetics and optics, including Faraday's law and Maxwell's equation, it then moves on to provide information on optical fiber transmissions, laser oscillations, wave particle density and semiconductor laser diodes. This is followed up with chapters covering optical sources, optical modulators, optical receivers, including coherent receivers, and optical amplifiers. The final part of the book discusses performance analysis, channel multiplexing techniques, nonlinear effects and digital signal processing respectively"--
"Discusses several dispersion-management schemes that restore amplified signal to its original state"--
This book describes in a comprehensive manner the components and systems of fiber optic communications and networks. The first section explains the theory of multimode and single-mode fibers, then the technological features, including manufacturing, cabling, and connecting. The second section describes the various components (passive and active optical components, integrated optics, opto-electronic transmitters and receivers, and optical amplifiers) used in fiber optic systems. Finally, the optical transmission system design is explained, and applications to optical networks and fiber optic sensors are detailed, including the most recent developments in switched networks, high bit-rate systems, and FTTH or radio over fiber.
CD-ROM contains: a software package for designing fiber-optic communication systems called "OptiSystem Lite" and a set of problems for each chapter.
A practical, applied introduction to fibre optics which adopts a non-mathematical approach and is geared specifically to the technician-level student. It considers fibre optics components and applications and the theoretical foundation required for more advanced courses.
Since publication of the 1st edition in 2002, there has been a deep evolution of the global communication network with the entry of submarine cables in the Terabit era. Thanks to optical technologies, the transmission on a single fiber can achieve 1 billion simultaneous phone calls across the ocean! Modern submarine optical cables are fueling the global internet backbone, surpassing by far all alternative techniques. This new edition of Undersea Fiber Communication Systems provides a detailed explanation of all technical aspects of undersea communications systems, with an emphasis on the most recent breakthroughs of optical submarine cable technologies. This fully updated new edition is the best resource for demystifying enabling optical technologies, equipment, operations, up to marine installations, and is an essential reference for those in contact with this field. Each chapter of the book is written by key experts of their domain. The book assembles in a complementary way the contributions of authors from key suppliers acting in the domain, such as Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, NEC, TE-Subcom, Xtera, from consultant and operators such as Axiom, OSI, Orange, and from University and organization references such as TelecomParisTech, and Suboptic. This has ensured that the overall topics of submarine telecommunications is treated in a quite ecumenical, complete and un-biased approach. Features new content on: Ultra-long haul submarine transmission technologies for telecommunications Alternative submarine cable applications, such as scientific or oil and gas Addresses the development of high-speed networks for multiplying Internet and broadband services with: Coherent optical technology for 100Gbit/s channels or above Wet plant optical networking and configurability Provides a full overview of the evolution of the field conveys the strategic importance of large undersea projects with: Technical and organizational life cycle of a submarine network Upgrades of amplified submarine cables by coherent technology
Dr. Yeh supplies a firm theoretical foundation in such topics as propagation of light through fibers, fiber fabrication, loss mechanisms, and dispersion properties. He then expands from this into such practical areas as fiber splicing, measuring loss in fibers, fiber-based communications networks, remote fiber sensors, and integrated optics. Whether involved in fiber optics research, design, or practical implementation of systems, this handbook will be extremely useful. Here is a comprehensive, "one-stop" reference with state-of-the-art information on fiber optics Included is data on: Optical fibers and fiber materials Light sources and detectors Coupler, LEDs, and other individual components Coherent optics Lasers The development of fiber optics-based telecommunications systems