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This newly updated edition reflects recent changes in fiber optic technology, marketing, and applications, including wider usage of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) applications and LANs (Local Area Networks). A practical guide for designers, installers, and troubleshooters of fiber optic cable plants and networks, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of fiber optics as used in communications systems, including telephone, CATV, and computers. Beginning with a brief history of the development of fiber optics, the third edition progresses from the basics of the technology and its components, to installation and testing.
Introduction. History of FO Development. Basics of FO. Networks. Cables. Cable Specifications. Connectors and Splices. Fiber Optic Hardware. Getting Started. Guidelines for Fiber Optic Design and Installation. Link Loss Budgets. Safety issues. Planning The Install. Documentation. Estimating and Bidding Networks. Cable Installation. Restoration. Testing.