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The Fiber Optic Reference Guide offers readers a solid understanding o f the principles of fiber optic technology, especially as it relates t o telecommunications, from its early days to developing future trends. Using a minimum of jargon and a wealth of illustrations, this book pr ovides the underlying principles of fiber optics as well as essential practical applications. The third edition is updated to include expand ed sections on light emitters, semiconductor optical amplifiers, Bragg gratings, and more systems design considerations. Fiber optics plays a key role in communications, as well as in broadcast and cable syste ms. Engineers working with fiber optics as well as newcomers to the in dustry will find the third edition of this reference guide invaluable. It will help the reader develop a solid understanding of the underlyi ng principles of this rapidly changing technology as well as its essen tial practical applications. The text is thoroughly indexed and illust rated.
Introduction; A History of Fiber Optic Technology; Fiber Optic Fundamentals: Advantages of Fiber Optics; Optical Fiber; Fiber Optic Cables; Light Emitters; Light Detectors; Interconnection Devices: Connector Evolution Over Passive Devices; System Design Considerations; Fiber Optic Applications; Video Over Fiber; Data Over Fiber; Testing & Measurement Techniques; Future Trends; Appendices