Understanding fiber optics
Answers many fiber optic questions. Those interested in fiber optic technology will find this tutorial easy to read and a valuable reference whenever needed. Explains components, concepts, systems, and principles; discusses applications in telephones, LANs, and video; covers transmitters, receivers, and call couplers. Uses easy to follow explanations.
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