The Optical Communications Reference

The Optical Communications Reference

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Elsevier Science
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The Optical Communications Reference

Extracting key information from Academic Press’s range of prestigious titles in optical communications, this reference gives the R&D optical fiber communications engineer a quick and easy-to-grasp understanding of the current state of the art in optical communications technology, together with some of the underlying theory, covering a broad of topics: optical waveguides, optical fibers, optical transmitters and receivers, fiber optic data communication, optical networks, and optical theory. With this reference, the engineer will be up-to-speed on the latest developments in no-time.

  • Provides an overview of current state-of-the-art in optical communications technology, enabling the reader to get up to speed with the latest technological developments and establish their value for product development
  • Brings together material from a number of authoritative sources, giving both breadth and depth of content and providinga single source of key knowledge and information which saves time in seeking information from scattered sources
  • Explores latest technologies and their implementation, allowing the engineer to compare and contrast approaches and solutions
  • Provides just enough introductory material for readers to grasp the underpinning physics, givingthe engineer an accessible introduction to the underlying theory for a proper understanding
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780123751638
    Publisher: Elsevier Science
    Publication date: 12/17/2009
    Pages: 464
    Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

    Table of Contents

    Geometrical Optics; Theory of Imaging; Wave Theory of Optical Waveguides; Planar Optical Waveguides; Optical Fibers for Broadband Communication; Polymer Optical Fibers; Microstructured Optical Fibers; Photonic Bandgap-Guided Bragg Fibers; Optical Transmitters; Optical Detectors and Receivers; Fiber Optic Link Design; History of Fiber Optical Communication; Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connectors; Speciality Fiber Optic Cables; Optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing; Passive Optical Network Architectures; Fiber Optic Transceivers; Optical Link Budgets and Design Rules; ROADMs in Network Systems; Fiber-based Broadband Access Technology; Metropolitan Networks

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