Introduction to Fiber-Optic Communications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128053454

Introduction to Fiber-Optic Communications

1st Edition

Authors: Rongqing Hui
Paperback ISBN: 9780128053454
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 512
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Introduction to Fiber-Optic Communications provides students with the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of modern optical fiber communications and applications, striking a fine balance between theory and practice that avoids excessive mathematics and derivations. Unlike other textbooks currently available, this book covers all of the important recent technologies and developments in the field, including electro-optic modulators, coherent optical systems, and silicon integrated photonic circuits. Filled with practical, relevant worked examples and exercise problems, the book presents complete coverage of the topics that optical and communications engineering students need to be successful.

From principles of optical and optoelectronic components, to optical transmission system design, and from conventional optical fiber links, to more useful optical communication systems with advanced modulation formats and high-speed DSP, this book covers the necessities on the topic, even including today’s important application areas of passive optical networks, datacenters and optical interconnections.

Key Features

  • Covers fiber-optic communication system fundamentals, design rules and terminologies
  • Provides students with an understanding of the physical principles and characteristics of passive and active fiber-optic components
  • Teaches students how to perform fiber-optic system design, performance evaluation and troubleshooting
  • Includes modern advances in modulation and decoding strategies


Upper level undergraduate students taking fiber optic or optical communications courses in electrical and computer engineering programs

Table of Contents

1. Configurations of fiber-optic communications systems and networks
2. Optical fibers
3. Laser diodes and light emitting diodes
4. Photo-detectors
5. Optical amplifiers
6. Basic passive optical components
7. External electro-optic modulator
8. Optical transmission system design
9. Coherent optical systems
10. Advanced digital modulation formats in optical communications
11. Application of high speed DSP in optical communications
12. Analog optic systems and CATV
13. Photonic integrated circuits (PIC)
14. Optical Networking


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About the Author

Rongqing Hui

Dr. Hui (h-index: 20) 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

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