Understanding Fiber Optics

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 790 pages
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This book is thorough, up to date, and provides comprehensive and intuitive introduction to fiber optics. With mathematics limited to basic algebra, the book takes a practical approach to understanding fiber optics. It thoroughly describes important concepts for the novice, building up an understanding of optical fibers, their properties, light sources and detectors, and fiber-optic components and their application in fiber-optic systems. It covers the basics of fiber-optic measurement and troubleshooting. Ideal for technicians, entry-level engineers, and other nonspecialists.

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An Introduction to Fiber Plastic Fibers 137 Exotic Fibers and Light
Fundamentals of Chapter 8 Cabling 173 Cabling Basics 173 Reasons
Types of Optical Fibers 65 Light Source Considerations 197

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