Fiber Optic Communications,

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Cengage Learning, Sep 21, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 448 pages
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Part of Delmar Learning’s National Center for Telecommunications Technologies series, this new book offers a complete, concise and practical introduction to fiber optic communications. Coverage begins with a brief history, and explanation of the advantages of fiber optics, and a description of basic telecommunication systems. Increased coverage of basic optics and communications provide the background for understanding modern fiber-optics devices. Full of detailed descriptions of actual systems applications, the book concludes with practical instruction on the installation and troubleshooting of fiber optic communications networks and systems.
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Contents

Introduction to FiberOptic Communications
1
Principles of Optics
31
Characteristics of Optical Fibers
65
Fiber and Cable Fabrication
99
Optical Sources and Transmitters
133
Optical Detectors and Receivers
169
FiberOptic Devices
203
Optical Signals and Networks
233
FiberOptic Communications Systems
265
FiberOptic Test and Measurement
311
Summary
326
References
345
Index
369
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