An Introduction to Fiber Optics System Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444704986, 9781483293868

An Introduction to Fiber Optics System Design

1st Edition

Authors: B.E. Briley
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444704986
eBook ISBN: 9781483293868
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st August 1988
Page Count: 352
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A thorough account on the basics of fiber optics system design is contained in this volume. Introducing the topics from the vantage point of the student and professional electrical engineer, the aim of the text is to teach rather than merely present facts. The overall view of the text is toward practical engineering considerations including costs, and a discussion of radiation effects is associated with each appropriate chapter.

The volume begins with a history of optical communications, leading to the now widely practiced field of fiber optics. Comparisons are made to conventional media and techniques: wire-line, coaxial cable, and radio. The nature and properties of optical fiber are examined, including manufacturing techniques, and fiber types and capabilities. The theory of light guidance is introduced in steps, beginning with a slab waveguide. Solutions of Maxwell's equations are derived and explained in view of the peculiar nature of the medium. Electro-optic devices are examined, including launching and detecting devices. The properties and varieties of these devices are explored. In particular, light-emitting diodes, injection laser diodes, p-i-n diodes, and avalanche photo diodes are covered. The electronic circuits necessary to adequately serve the electro-optic devices are examined and contrasted with more conventional types.

Modulation techniques appropriate to optical fiber transmission systems are enumerated and compared. Overall system considerations are addressed, and examples are given of various systems that have been deployed, or are planned for deployment. Expectations for future developments and trends in the field are enumerated, with indications of their significance. Topics such as ultra-low-loss fiber and coherent detections techniques are discussed.

Appendices comprising an accounting of useful laboratory equipment, mathematical relations employed in the body of the text, and complete exercise solutions are included.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Fiber Optics. Review of conventional transmission media. Introduction to fiber optics transmission. Transmission power-level diagrams. Radiation effects. Summary. Exercises. References. 2. Optical Fiber. Preliminaries. Composition. Manufacture. Dimensions. Characteristics. Fiber types. Fiber splicing. Light guidance. Other single-mode considerations. Comparison: metallic versus fiber waveguides. Radiation effects. Summary. Exercises. References. 3. Electro-Optical Conversion Devices. Electrical to optical conversion. Optical to electrical conversion. Coupling efficiency. Safety considerations. Radiation effects. Summary. Exercises. References. 4. Circuits: Transmitting and Receiving. Circuits. Transmitting circuits. Receiver circuits. Radiation effects. Summary. Exercises. References. 5. Modulation Techniques. Generalities. Analog modulation. Pulse analog modulation. Frequency modulation. Digital. Digital carrier. Choice of modulation technique. Summary. Exercises. References. 6. Systems. Systems considerations. Signal to noise ratio considerations. Bandwidth and attenuation. Loss budget. Bandwidth considerations. Size considerations. Weight considerations. Other considerations. High-frequency requirements. Costs. System loss-budget examples. Terrestrial system examples. Local area networks. Experimental systems. Radiation effects. Summary. Exercises. References. 7. Futures. Futures. Ultra low-loss fiber. Wavelength division multiplexing. Coherent detection techniques. Photonic switches. Photonic logic. Light-domain amplifiers. Integrated optics. Solitons. Optical phase conjugation. IV-VI compounds. New applications. Summary. Exercises. References. Appendices: A. Apparatus and Instrumentation. B. Useful Relations. C: Exercise Solutions. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.


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B.E. Briley


@qu:The text is a real introduction, targeted at students and practitioners of electrical/electronic engineering. @source:IEE Communications Magazine