Understanding Fiber Optics

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Jeff Hecht, Mar 31, 2015 - Technology & Engineering - 800 pages

A tutorial introduction to fiber optics, which explains fundamental concepts of fiber optics, components and systems with minimal math. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Understanding Fiber Optics has been widely used in the classroom, for self study, and in corporate training since the first edition was published in 1987. This is a reprint of the 5th edition, originally published by Pearson Education and now available at low cost from Laser Light Press.



An Introduction to Fiber Plastic Fibers 137 Exotic Fibers and Light
A Personal View Ups and Downs 1 The Chapter 7 Specialty Fibers 151
Amplification Regeneration Networks 397 Optical Switching
Optical Amplifiers 281 Measurements 417
Other Components 33 FiberOptic Noncommunications Fibers 166
System and Optical
of Telecommunications 58
Multiplexers and Demultiplexers 385
Optical Networking System Chapter 27 Video Transmission 677
Global Telecommunications Mobile Systems 699 Remotely Controlled Robotic Vehicles 700 Fibers in Aircraft 703
The Automotive Fiber Optics 706
Telecommunications 605

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About the author (2015)

Jeff Hecht has written about fiber optics for over 30 years. Trained as an electronic engineer at Caltech, he is a contributing editor to Laser Focus World, and writes frequently for other publications including New ScientistIEEE Spectrum, and Optics & Photonics News. His other books include Understanding Lasers: An Entry-Level Guide, The Laser Guidebook, City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics, and Optics: Light for a New Age. He is a senior member of the Optical Society of America, a life member of IEEE, and also belongs to the American Physical Society and the National Association of Science writers.

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