Optical fiber communications
The third edition of this popular text and reference book presents the fundamental principles for understanding and applying optical fiber technology to sophisticated modern telecommunication systems.
Optical-fiber-based telecommunication networks have become a major information-transmission-system, with high capacity links encircling the globe in both terrestrial and undersea installations. Numerous passive and active optical devices within these links perform complex transmission and networking functions in the optical domain, such as signal amplification, restoration, routing, and switching. Along with the need to understand the functions of these devices comes the necessity to measure both component and network performance, and to model and stimulate the complex behavior of reliable high-capacity networks.
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It confines electromagnetic energy in the form of light to within its surfaces and
guides the light in a direction parallel to its axis. The transmission properties of an
optical waveguide are dictated by its structural characteristics, which have a ...
2.4.4 Waveguide Equations* Consider electromagnetic waves propagating along
the cylindrical fiber shown in Fig. 2-15. For this fiber, a cylindrical coordinate
system [r, <p, z) is defined with the z axis lying along the axis of the waveguide.
Each set of modes can be described in terms of the longitudinal, lateral, and
transverse half-sinusoidal variations of the electromagnetic fields along the major
axes of the cavity. The longitudinal modes are related to the length L of the cavity
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Overview of Optical Fiber Communications
Structures Waveguiding and Fabrication
Signal Degradation in Optical Fibers
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