Fiber Optic Data Communication

Technology Advances and Futures


  • Casimer DeCusatis, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corporation

This book is an authoritative review of current and future trends in the field of telecommunications. Written by industry experts who are developing leading-edge data communication networks, Fiber Optic Data Communication provides professionals and students alike with a look at emerging technologies and their applications. Four of the chapters have been revised from DeCusatis's best-selling book, Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communications; the remaining eight chapters are all new. Seven helpful appendices, a glossary, and a list of technical acronyms are included. This book can stand alone or as a companion volume to DeCusatis: Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, Second Edition (February 2002, ISBN: 0-12-207891-8).
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The book is directed towards professionals working in the field as a desktop reference (P) or as a guide to designing and manufacturing equipment and planning optical networks (P), and technology managers or planners who want an understanding of how these products work together (P). It is also suitable for technical professionals with a related background who are crossing over from another field (S), undergraduate or graduate students in this field (S), or professors or university research scientists (S)


Book information

  • Published: March 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-207892-7

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Pt. 1 Technology Advances Ch. 1 History of Fiber OpticsCh. 2 Market Analysis and Business PlanningCh. 3 Small Form Factor Fiber Optic ConnectorCh. 4 Specialty Fiber Optic CablesCh. 5 Optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing for Data Communication NetworksCh. 6 Optical Backplanes, Board and Chip InterconnectsCh. 7 Parallel Computer Architectures Using Fiber OpticsPt. 2 The Future Ch. 8 Packaging Assembly TechniquesCh. 9 InfiniBand - The Interconnect from Backplane to FiberCh. 10 New Devices for Optoelectronics: Smart PixelsCh. 11 Emerging Technology for Fiber Optic Data CommunicationCh. 12 Manufacturing ChallengesApp. A Measurement Conversion TablesApp. B Physical ConstantsApp. C Index of Professional OrganizationsApp. D OSI ModelApp. E Network Standards and DocumentsApp. F Data Network RatesApp. G Other Datacom DevelopmentsAcronymsGlossaryIndex