Fiber-Optic Communications

Fiber-Optic Communications

Author(s): Pierre Lecoy

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781848210493

Online ISBN: 9780470611388

DOI: 10.1002/9780470611388

About this Book

This book describes in a comprehensive manner the components and systems of fiber optic communications and networks. The first section explains the theory of multimode and single-mode fibers, then the technological features, including manufacturing, cabling, and connecting. The second section describes the various components (passive and active optical components, integrated optics, opto-electronic transmitters and receivers, and optical amplifiers) used in fiber optic systems. Finally, the optical transmission system design is explained, and applications to optical networks and fiber optic sensors are detailed, including the most recent developments in switched networks, high bit-rate systems, and FTTH or radio over fiber.

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