The Optical Communications Reference

Edited by

  • Casimer DeCusatis, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Corporation
  • Ivan Kaminow, Formerly AT&T Bell Laboratories, Inc., now at University of California, Berkeley, USA

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.
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R&D engineers in optical fiber communications


Book information

  • Published: November 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-375163-8

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