Optoelectronic Line Transmission

Optoelectronic Line Transmission

An Introduction to Fibre Optics

1st Edition - January 1, 1989

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  • Author: Raymond L. Tricker
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483106175

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Optoelectronic Line Transmission: An Introduction to Fibre Optics presents a basic introduction as well as a background reference manual on fiber optic transmission. The book discusses the basic principles of optical line transmission; the advantages and disadvantages of optical fibers and optoelectronic signalling; the practical applications of optoelectronics; and the future of optoelectronics. The text also describes the theories of optical line transmission; fibers and cables for optical transmission; transmitters including light-emitting diodes and lasers; and receivers including photodiodes. The use of waveguides, couplers, connectors and repeaters in optical line transmission; the role of optical fibers in communication systems; and optoelectronic test techniques are also considered. The book concludes by discussing the trends and the future of optoelectronic line transmission and the increased use of microelectronics in the industry and military. Practising electronic and telecommunications engineers, technicians and readers and students of communications technology will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1 Introduction


    Basic Principles of Optical Line Transmission

    Advantages of Optical Fibers and Optoelectronic Signaling

    Disadvantages of Optical Fibers and Optoelectronic Signaling

    Practical Applications of Optoelectronics

    The Future of Optoelectronics

    2 Theory

    Snell's Law

    Acceptance Angle

    Numerical Aperture


    Optical Power and Power Density

    Optical Fiber Input Power

    Dispersion Losses

    Chromatic Dispersion

    Optical Transitions in Semiconductors

    Usable Bandwidth of Optoelectronic Transmission Systems

    Cut-Off Frequency of an Optical Fiber

    Fiber Bandwidth

    Modulation and Demodulation of the Sub-Carrier

    Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    Types of Mixers

    Types of Multiplexing

    3 Fibers and Cables

    Single-Mode Fiber

    Multimode Fiber

    Manufacturing Processes and Designs of Optical Waveguides

    Cable Characteristics and Specifications

    Optical Fiber Cable Design

    Types of Cable

    Installation of Optical Fiber Cables

    4 Transmitters - Light Emitting Diodes and Lasers

    Conversion of Electrical Energy into Light Waves

    Light Emitting Diodes

    Types of LED

    Laser Diodes

    Main Types of Laser Diodes

    Laser Diodes in the 1300 and 1600 NM Region

    5 Receivers - Photodiodes

    Conversion of Light Waves Into Electrical Energy

    Design Characteristics of an Optical Receiver

    The PIN Photodiode

    Avalanche Photodiodes

    6 Waveguides, Couplers, Connectors and Repeaters

    Coupling Optical Fiber Components and Systems


    Fiber Jointing Techniques

    Enclosures and Containers

    Repeaters and Generators

    Multiport Couplers

    7 Communication Systems

    Long Distance Networks

    Local Networks

    Considerations in Designing an Optical Fiber Cable System

    Digital and Analog System Designs

    8 Optoelectronic Test Techniques

    Production Testing

    Field Testing

    Future Developments

    9 Conclusion - The Future

    Development Trends





Product details

  • No. of pages: 170
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1989
  • Published: January 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483106175

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Raymond L. Tricker

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