Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780120791514, 9780323161862

Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communications

2nd Edition

Editors: Michael Barnoski
eBook ISBN: 9780323161862
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1981
Page Count: 362
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Fundamentals of Optical Fiber Communication, Second Edition is a seven-chapter tutorial text that considers fiber optic technology as applied to communications systems. This book is based on lectures presented at an annual short course entitled "Fiber Optic Communication Systems" at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The first chapter provides an overview of the ideal optical fiber waveguide, its information carrying capacity, degree of imperfection, and propagation of perturbed waveguide leading to intermodal coupling of power. The next chapters describe the basic optical fiber cable configuration, the coupling components for optical fiber waveguides, and the electroluminescent sources for fiber systems. These topics are followed by discussions of the features and application of photodiodes, the development of a physical model for photodetection, circuit models for various detector types, and a statistical or noise model for optical receiver performance prediction. The concluding chapters describe the theory and practice of receiver and transmitter design, as well as the design considerations for multiterminal networks.

This book will be of value to communications engineers, designers, and researchers.

Table of Contents



1 Optical Fiber Waveguides

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Propagation in Ideal Fiber Waveguides

1.3 Attenuation

1.4 Information Capacity

1.5 Propagation in Non-Ideal Fiber Waveguides

1.6 Summary



2 Optical Fiber Cable

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Optical Cable Fundamentals

2.3 Basic Cable Configuration

2.4 Representative Cables



3 Coupling Components for Optical Fiber Waveguides

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Optical Coupling into Glass Fiber Multimode Waveguides

3.3 Connectors and Splices

3.4 Summary



4 Electroluminescent Sources for Fiber Systems

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission

4.3 Structural Requirements for Efficient Laser Diode Operation

4.4 Materials

4.5 Laser Diodes of Alx Gal-x As for Room Temperature CW Operation

4.6 Light-Emitting Diodes

4.7 Lasers and LEDs for 1.0 to 1.7 Micron Emission

4.8 Diode Reliability

4.9 Laser Diode Modulation and Transient Effects



5 Photodetectors for Fiber Systems

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Photodetection

5.3 PN and Pin Photodiodes

5.4 Avalanche Photodiodes

5.5 Pin Photodiode Circuit Model

5.6 Avalanche Photodiode Circuit Model

5.7 Noise in Photodiodes (Without Avalanche Gain)

5.8 Mathematical Noise Model

5.9 Noise in Photodiodes (With Avalanche Gain)

5.10 Designing a Simple Optical Receiver




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