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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Materials that satisfy these requirements are glasses and plastics. The majority of
fibers are made of glass consisting of either silica (SiO2) or a silicate. The variety
of available glass fibers ranges from high-loss glass fibers with large cores ...
Second, fluoride glass is prone to devitrification. Fiber-making techniques have to
take this into account to avoid the formation of microcrystallites, which have a
drastic effect on scattering losses. 2.7.3 Active Glass Fibers Incorporating ...
2.9 MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FIBERS In addition to the transmission
properties of optical waveguides, their mechanical characteristics ... Strength and
static fatigue are the two basic mechanical characteristics of glass optical fibers.
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Overview of Optical Fiber Communications
Structures Waveguiding and Fabrication
Signal Degradation in Optical Fibers
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