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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transmission of information in an optical format is carried out not by frequency
modulation of the carrier, but by varying the intensity of the optical power. Similar
to the radio-frequency spectrum, two classes of transmission medium can be
In particular, digital imaging is rapidly becoming a major information resource
within the Internet.9 This service can require tremendous bandwidth, which will
be a challenge for transmission-link providers. Another key concept is the use of
CHAPTER 8 DIGITAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS The preceding chapters have
presented the fundamental characteristics of the individual building blocks of an
optical fiber transmission link. These include the optical fiber transmission ...
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Overview of Optical Fiber Communications
Structures Waveguiding and Fabrication
Signal Degradation in Optical Fibers
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