Presents contributions by a group of specialists working as a team, covering most aspects of fibre optic communication since its inception. Numerical examples help the reader perform calculations associated with fibre optics experiments. Examples show how a representative optical communication system is designed. Material covers theory, technology, design and practical applications.
Table of Contents
The Basic Principles of Optical Fibre Communication (C. Sandbank).
Propagation in Optical Fibre Waveguides (M. Ramsay and G. Hockham).
Fabrication of Optical Fibre Waveguides (P. Black et al.).
Fibre Optic Cables (S. Foord).
Optical Fibre Cable Connections (J. Leach et al.).
Measurement Techniques (G. Canell et al.).
Semiconductor Laser Light Sources for Optical Fibre Communications (P. Selway et al.).
Detectors for Fibre-Optic Communications Systems (R. Plumb).
System Design (M. Chown et al.).
Potential Applications of Optical Fibre Communication Systems (A. Horsley and M. Collier).
140 Mbit/S Optical Fibre Field Demonstration System (D. Hill).