Fiber Optics Standard Dictionary / Edition 3

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This invaluable reference dictionary covers every facet of fiber optics science and technology, a rapidly expanding area of interest. Coverage includes: the basic sciences related to all aspects of fiber optic signal generation, transmission and reception, including lightwave pulsing, modulation, propagation, dispersion, attenuation, and modal distribution; the full spectrum of life-cycle cradle-to-grave technology of fiber optic light sources, cables, and photodetectors, including design, development, manufacture, installation, operation, and maintenance of fiber optic systems and components; and the application of fiber optic systems to implement multimedia systems, including digital, analog, graphic systems, and their interconnection to wire, coaxial cable, microwave, radio, satellite and video transmission systems.

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The number of entries has increased from 2,000 in the second edition to 16,000. Particular emphasis is placed on fiber optic and lightwave communications systems as well as other optical systems, from optical fiber and laser beam transmission systems to interfaces with electronic systems and imaging systems. In addition, extensive coverage is devoted to communications applications, cradle-to-grave system life cycles, and the software aspects of optical systems, such as codes, protocols, and procedures associated with optical systems. The definitions are particularly useful for product performance descriptions and for scientists and engineers who need to prepare technical papers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412122415
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1219
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 2.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Definitions. Appendices. Abbreviations and acronyms. Tables. Table 1: Frequency ranges and designators. Table 2: Higher frequency ranges and extension designators. Table 3: The metric system of units. Table 4: Prefixes used with metric units. Table 5: Radiometric terms. Table 6: T-Carrier hierarchy for North America. Table 7: T-Carrier hierarchy for Japan. Table 8: T-Carrier hierarchy for Eurpoe (CEPT), Table 9: Near, intermediate, and far field characteristics. Table 10: T-Carrier characteristics. Bibliography.

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