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).

Key Features

* Includes emerging technologies such as Infiniband, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and MPLS Optical Switching * Describes leading edge commercial products, including LEAF and MetroCore fibers, dense wavelength multiplexing, and Small Form Factor transceiver packages * Covers all major industry standards, often written by the same people who designed the standards themselves * Includes an expanded listing of references on the World Wide Web, plus hard-to-find references for international, homologation, and type approval requirements * Convenient tables of key optical datacom parameters and glossary with hundreds of definitions and acronyms * Industry buzzwords explained, including SAN, NAS, and MAN networking * Datacom market analysis and future projections from industry leading forecasters


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)

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Pt. 1 Technology Advances Ch. 1 History of Fiber Optics Ch. 2 Market Analysis and Business Planning Ch. 3 Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connector Ch. 4 Specialty Fiber Optic Cables Ch. 5 Optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing for Data Communication Networks Ch. 6 Optical Backplanes, Board and Chip Interconnects Ch. 7 Parallel Computer Architectures Using Fiber Optics Pt. 2 The Future Ch. 8 Packaging Assembly Techniques Ch. 9 InfiniBand - The Interconnect from Backplane to Fiber Ch. 10 New Devices for Optoelectronics: Smart Pixels Ch. 11 Emerging Technology for Fiber Optic Data Communication Ch. 12 Manufacturing Challenges App. A Measurement Conversion Tables App. B Physical Constants App. C Index of Professional Organizations App. D OSI Model App. E Network Standards and Documents App. F Data Network Rates App. G Other Datacom Developments Acronyms Glossary Index


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