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Fiber optic communications

Author: Joseph C Palais
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
Annotation. An introduction requiring no background in fiber optics or optic communications and only the simplest concepts from algebra and trigonometry; results are explained in physical terms wherever possible, though numerical values are given for the range of typical device parameters. Successful readers should be able to design and specify systems and to choose and evaluate system components such as fibers,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Palais, Joseph C.
Fiber optic communications.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998
Online version:
Palais, Joseph C.
Fiber optic communications.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1998
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph C Palais
ISBN: 0138954429 9780138954420 0139198954 9780139198953
OCLC Number: 38312027
Description: ix, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Fiber Optic Communications Systems --
Historical Perspective --
The Basic Communications System --
Nature of Light --
Advantages of Fibers --
Applications of Fiber Optic Communications --
Optics Review --
Ray Theory and Applications --
Lenses --
Imaging --
Numerical Aperture --
Diffraction --
Lightwave Fundamentals --
Electromagnetic Waves --
Dispersion, Pulse Distortion, and Information Rate --
Polarization --
Resonant Cavities --
Reflection at a Plane Boundary --
Critical-Angle Reflections --
Integrated Optic Waveguides --
Dielectric-Slab Waveguide --
Modes in the Symmetric-Slab Waveguide --
Modes in the Asymmetric-Slab Waveguide --
Coupling to the Waveguide --
Dispersion and Distortion in the Slab Waveguide --
Integrated Optic Components --
Optic Fiber Waveguides --
Step-Index Fiber --
Graded-Index Fiber --
Attenuation --
Modes and Fields in Step-Index Fibers --
Modes and Fields in Graded-Index Fibers --
Pulse Distortion and Information Rate in Optic Fibers --
Construction of Optic Fibers --
Optic-Fiber Cables --
Optical Sources and Amplifiers --
Light-Emitting Diodes --
Light-Emitting-Diode Operating Characteristics --
Laser Principles --
Laser Diodes --
Laser-Diode Operating Characteristics --
Narrow-Spectral-Width and Tunable Laser Diodes --
Optical Amplifiers --
Fiber Lasers --
Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Diodes --
Light Detectors --
Principles of Photodetection --
Photomultiplier --
Semiconductor Photodiode --
PIN Photodiode --
Avalanche Photodiode --
Couplers and Connectors --
Connector Principles.
Responsibility: Joseph C. Palais.


Appropriate for undergraduate Electrical Engineering and Electronics Technology courses covering Fiber Optics, this work provides an introduction to the basics of communicating with optical fiber  Read more...


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