Understanding Fiber Optics / Edition 5

Understanding Fiber Optics / Edition 5

by Jeff Hecht
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131174290

ISBN-13: 2900131174299

Pub. Date: 04/19/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This best-selling text is a useful tool for anyone who needs to better their understanding of fiber optics. The book takes a nontheorectical and nonmathematical approach. It conveys the technical details of fibers, describes the tools used to work with them, illustrates and explains the devices used to connect fiber networks, and takes the reader through fiber optic…  See more details below

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This best-selling text is a useful tool for anyone who needs to better their understanding of fiber optics. The book takes a nontheorectical and nonmathematical approach. It conveys the technical details of fibers, describes the tools used to work with them, illustrates and explains the devices used to connect fiber networks, and takes the reader through fiber optic applications.

    New features of the updated edition include:
  • New chapters of Troubleshooting and Test Equipment and Optical Networking System Design.
  • Questions to Think About in each chapter that will help readers understand and apply the information they've read.
  • New appendices on ITU Optical Channels, Fundamental Constants, Conversion Factors and Key Equations.
  • Several new and timely recommended reading suggestions.

An Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-092394-X) is available free of charge to instructors who are using the book for a course.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900131174299
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/19/2005
Series:
Pearson Custom Library: Physics and Astronomy Series
Edition description:
5TH
Pages:
800

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Fiber Optics.
2. Fundamentals of Fiber-Optic Components.
3. Fundamentals of Communications.
4. Types of Optical Fibers.
5. Properties of Optical Fibers.
6. Fiber Materials and Manufacture.
7. Special-Purpose Fibers.
8. Cabling.
9. Light Sources.
10. Transmitters.
11. Receivers.
12. Repeaters, Regenerators, and Optical Amplifiers.
13. Connectors and Splices.
14. Couplers and Other Passive Components.
15. Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Optics.
16. Optical Switches, Modulators, and Other Active Components.
17. Fiber-Optical Measurements.
18. Troubleshooting and Test Equipment.
19. System and Optical Networking Concepts.
20. Fiber System Standards.
21. Single-Channel System Design.
22. Optical Networking System Design.
23. Global Telecommunications Applications.
24. Regional and Metro Telecommunications.
25. Local Telephone or “Access” Networks.
26. Computers and Local-Area Networks.
27. Video Transmission.
28. Mobile Fiber Optic Communications.
29. Fiber-Optic Sensors.
30. Imaging and Illuminating Fiber Optics.
Appendix A: Important Constants, Units, Conversion Factors, and Equations.
Appendix B: Decibels and Equivalent Power Ratios.
Appendix C: Standard Time Division Multiplexing Rates.
Appendix D: ITU Frequencies andWavelengths for L- and C-Bonds.
Appendix E: Laser and Fiber Safety.
Appendix F: Fiber-Optic Resources.
Glossary.

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