Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques

1st Edition

Authors: Rongqing Hui Maurice O'Sullivan
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123738653
eBook ISBN: 9780080920436
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 12th December 2008
Page Count: 672
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Description

Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques is an indispensable collection of key optical measurement techniques essential for developing and characterizing today’s photonic devices and fiber optic systems. The book gives comprehensive and systematic descriptions of various fiber optic measurement methods with the emphasis on the understanding of optoelectronic signal processing methodologies, helping the reader to weigh up the pros and cons of each technique and establish their suitability for the task at hand.

Carefully balancing descriptions of principle, operations and optoelectronic circuit implementation, this indispensable resource will enable the engineer to:

Understand the implications of various measurement results and system performance qualifications Characterize modern optical systems and devices Select optical devices and subsystems in optical network design and implementation Design innovative instrumentations for fiber optic systems

This book brings together in one volume the fundamental principles with the latest techniques, making it a complete resource for the optical and communications engineer developing future optical devices and fiber optic systems.

"Optical fiber communication systems and networks constitute the core of the telecom infrastructure of the information society worldwide. Accurate knowledge of the properties of the contituent components, and of the performance of the subsystems and systems must be obtained in order to ensure reliable transmission, distribution, and delivery of information. This book is an authoritative and comprehensive treatment of fiber-optic measurement techniques, including not only fundamental principles and methodologies but also various instrumentations and practical implementations. It is an excellent up-to-date resource and reference for the academic and indust

Key Features

  • The only book to combine explanations of the basic principles with latest techniques to enable the engineer to develop photonic systems of the future
  • Careful and systematic presentation of measurement methods to help engineers to choose the most appropriate for their application
  • The latest methods covered, such as real-time optical monitoring and phase coded systems and subsystems, making this the most up-to-date guide to fiber optic measurement on the market

Readership

Optical and photonic engineers, R&D engineers, communications engineers, graduate students

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Fundamentals of optical devices 1.1 Laser diodes and LEDs 1.1.1 pn junction and energy diagram 1.1.2 Direct and indirect semiconductors 1.1.3 Carrier confinement 1.1.4 Spontaneous emission and stimulated emission 1.1.5 Light Emitting Diodes (LED) 1.1.6 Laser Diodes (LD) 1.1.7 Single frequency semiconductor lasers 1.2 Photodetectors 1.2.1 PN-junction photodiodes 1.2.2 Responsivity and bandwidth 1.2.3 Electrical Characteristics of a photodiode 1.2.4 Photo-detector noise and SNR 1.2.5 Avalanche photodiodes (APD) 1.3 Optical fibers 1.3.1 Reflection and refraction 1.3.2 Propagation modes in optical fibers 1.3.3 Optical fiber attenuation 1.3.4 Group velocity and dispersion 1.3.5 Nonlinear effects in an optical fiber 1.4 Optical amplifiers 1.4.1 Optical gain, gain bandwidth and saturation 1.4.2 Semiconductor optical amplifiers 1.4.3 Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFA) 1.5 External electro-optic modulator 1.5.1 Basic operation principle of electro-optic modulators 1.5.2 Frequency doubling and duo-binary modulation 1.5.3 Optical single-side modulation 1.5.4 Optical modulators using electro-absorption effect

Chapter 2: Basic instrumentation for optical measurement 2.1 Grating-base optical spectrum analyzer 2.1.1 General specifications 2.1.2 Fundamentals of diffraction gratings 2.1.3 Basic OSA configurations 2.2 Scanning FP interferometer 2.2.1 Basic FPI configuration a

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080920436
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123738653

About the Author

Rongqing Hui

Dr. Hui is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas. His research interests are in lightwave communication systems and subsystems, photonic devices, optical instrumentation and photonic sensors. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Kansas in 1997 he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in optical communications, microelectronic circuits, and semiconductor materials & devices for more than 15 years. Dr. Hui was a member of the scientific staff at Bell-Northern Research and Nortel in Ottawa, Canada, where he was involved in the research and development of high-speed optical transport networks. He was a NSF Program Director for the photonic devices program from 2006 to 2008. He served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2001 to 2007 and an associate editor of IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics from 2006 to 2013.

Affiliations and Expertise

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA

Maurice O'Sullivan

Reviews

"Optical fiber communication systems and networks constitute the core of the telecom infrastructure of the information society worldwide. Accurate knowledge of the properties of the contituent components, and of the performance of the subsystems and systems must be obtained in order to ensure reliable transmission, distribution, and delivery of information. This book is an authoritative and comprehensive treatment of fiber-optic measurement techniques, including not only fundamental principles and methodologies but also various instrumentations and practical implementations. It is an excellent up-to-date resource and reference for the academic and industrial researcher as well as the field engineer in manufacturing and network operations." – Dr. Tingye Li, AT&T Labs (retired)