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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When choosing the attenuation characteristics of a cabled fiber , the excess loss
that results from the cabling process must be considered in addition to the
attenuation of the fiber itself . This must also include connector and splice losses
10 TT Flylead - coupled power from LED Connector loss Cable - coupled power
3 . 5 - dB / km cable ( and splice ) loss Loss allocated to cable and splice loss
Achievable transmission distance Power level ( dBm ) 6 - dB system margin ...
3 Performance of Star Architectures To see how a star coupler can be applied to
a given network , let us examine the various optical power losses associated with
the coupler . Section 10 . 2 . 4 gives the details of how an individual star coupler ...
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Overview of Optical Fiber Communications
Structures Waveguiding and Fabrication
Signal Degradation in Optical Fibers
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