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Optoelectronic Line Transmission - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750608268, 9781483106175

Optoelectronic Line Transmission

1st Edition

An Introduction to Fibre Optics

Author: Raymond L. Tricker
eBook ISBN: 9781483106175
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st January 1989
Page Count: 170
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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



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






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