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"Companies and research labs worldwide are racing to develop Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology, a far-reaching advancement in the fiber optical communications field. To help you keep pace with these latest developments, this all-in-one resource brings you a clear, concise overview of the technology that is transporting and processing vast amounts of information at the speed of light. Until now, no book offered a practical introduction to DWDM advances.
INTRODUCTION TO DWDM TECHNOLOGY will help you learn all the essentials for this emerging field:
* Principles of physics underlying optical devices
* Optical components needed to design optical and DWDM systems
* Coding and decoding techniques used in optical communications
* Overview of DWDM systems
* State-of-the-art research trends
Complete with four-color illustrations to show how devices work, this comprehensive book provides an invaluable discussion of DWDM basics necessary for practicing electrical engineers, optical systems designers, technical managers, and undergraduate students in optical communications.
Go to htttp://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/press/Kartfm.pdf for a complete Table of Contents and a look at the Introduction. You can check out Chapter 5, "Optical Demultiplexers" by clicking on http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/press/KartCh5.pdf
About the Author
Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos is currently on the staff of the Optical Networks Group of Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs Innovations, formerly known as AT&T. His research interests include ATM and SONET/SDH systems, ultrafast pattern recognition, IP and DWDM, access enterprise systems, local area networks, fiber networks, satellite systems, intelligent signal processing, neural networks, and fuzzy logic. He holds several patents of which six patents (and six pending) are in communications and optical communications systems."
IEEE Communications Society
"...this all-in-one resource helps you keep pace with latest developments, gives a clear concise overview of the techonolgy & offers a practical introduction to DWDM advances."
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FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT.
The Nature of Light.
Interaction of Light with Matter.
The Optical Waveguide: The Fiber.
Optical Spectral Filters and Gratings.
Other Optical Components.
Optical Add-Drop Multiplexers.
CODING OPTICAL INFORMATION.
Digital Transmission and Coding Techniques.
Decoding Optical Information.
DENSE WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING.
Engineering DWDM Systems.
DWDM CURRENT ISSUES AND RESEARCH.
State of the Art.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
About the Author.
Sunlight rays crossing the morning dew droplets formed a rainbow of colors. Thus the sun rays, composed of many colors, were demystified-what a simple observation! Sun rays, when reflected with shining bronze shields, were redirected to selected points called estiai or foci. Furthermore, concentrated rays had so much energy that they could warm up things or burn them. Soon thereafter, the glassy optical lens was produced.
It was found that rays passing through a spherical lens did not create the best focal point; today, this imperfection is known as lens sphericity. It was also discovered that shapes based on hyperbolas or parabolas were better suited to optical applications than those based on circles or spheres.
Simple experiments and observations of the past have helped our understanding about the nature of things. Yesterday's science fiction is today's reality. The electronic properties of conductors and semiconductors help to create or detect light. Three crystals, each with different impurities and fused together, created a transistor, which within a few years revolutionized the way we live. The wrist-size communicator is no longer just fantasy in comic books. Pocket-size powerful computers and credit-card-size communication devices are a reality. Low earth orbit satellite (LEOS) communication networks are not "pie in the sky," but they are roaming the silent skies. At the click of a button, one can access virtuallyany part of the globe and hear and see events as they happen. Optical fiber has wrapped around the globe like a ball of yam connecting all continents and transporting data at the speed of light. Direct-to-satellite communication enables anytime-wireless connectivity between any two places in the world, as well as providing global positioning services with accuracy of a few feet or inches! A single optical fiber can transport the information of hundreds of thousands of volumes within a second.
Posted August 19, 2003
This is one of the most poorly written and edited books I have ever read. The author's grasp of English grammar is nil, and some of the erroneous technical statements demonstrate his poor grasp of optical and semiconductor physics. Nevertheless, there are some good, if poorly explained, descriptions of several aspects of fiber optics, if one can put up with the poor grammar and editing. A much better book on the topic is Hecht's 'Understanding Fiber Optics'.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.