Volume B is devoted to light wave systems and system impairments and compensation. Some of the topics include growth of the Internet, network architecture, undersea systems, high speed TDM transmission, cable TV systems, access networks, simulation tools, nonlinear effects, polarization mode dispersion, bandwidth formats, and more. This book is an excellent companion to Optical Fiber Telecommunications IVA: Components (March 2002, ISBN: 0-12-395172-0).

Key Features

Fourth in a respected and comprehensive series - Authoritative authors from a range of organizations - Suitable for active lightwave R&D designers, developers, purchasers, operators, students, and analysts - Lightwave components reviewed in Volume A - Lightwave systems and impairments reviewed in Volume B - Up-to-the minute coverage


Students and researchers working in the field of fiber optics and optical communications. Sources for mailing list and promotion would include the following societies: Optical Society of America (OSA) - 12,000 SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering - 14,000 IEEE - Lasers & Opto-Electronics Division - 3,000 Communications Division - 15,000

Table of Contents

1. Overview 2. Growth of the Internet 3. Optical Network Architecture Evolution 4.Undersea Communications Systems 5. High Capacity, Ultra-Long Haul Networks 6. Pseudo-Linear Transmission of High-Speed TDM Signals: 40 and 160 Gb/s 7. Dispersion Managed Solitons & Chirped Return to Zero: What is the Difference? 8. Metropolitan Optical Networks 9. The Evolution of Cable TV Networks 10. Optical Access Networks 11. Beyond Gigabit: Development and Application of High Speed Ethernet Technology 12. Photonic Simulation Tools 13. Nonlinear Optical Effects in WDM Transmission 14. Fixed and Tunable Managment of Fiber Chromatic Dispersion 15. Polarization Mode Dispersion 16. Bandwidth Efficient Modulation Formats for Digital Fiber Transmission Systems 17. Error-Control Coding Techniques and Applications 18. Electronic Equalization Techniques for Mitigating Transmission Impairments Index to Volumes IVA and IVB


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'OFT IV belongs in every engineering and technical library, university, military or corporation. It is of high technical quality but would be understood by non-engineers with a relatively high technical knowledge base.' --E-Streams, February 2003