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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401866358
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/21/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,144,851
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Queen's university in Kingston Ontario. He has been teaching digital courses for 20 years at Niagara College in Welland , Ontario. Mr. Chartrand has made industry contributions with various designs including interfacing an infrared camera to a PC, creating a digital circuit board used as a PC training system, and designing a control pendant for an air-filled medical bed. He also worked as a plant engineer for General Motors.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Fiber Optic Communications.Fundamentals of Optics.Characteristics of Optical Fibers.Fiber and Cable Fabrication.Sources and Transmitters.Detectors and Receivers.Fiber Optic Devices.Modulation, Multiplexing and Network Architecture.Fiber Optic Communications Systems.Fiber Optic Test and Measurement.Other Lightwave Communications Applications.

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