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Optoelectronics and Fiber Optic Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750653701, 9780080513263

Optoelectronics and Fiber Optic Technology

1st Edition

Author: Ray Tricker
Paperback ISBN: 9780750653701
eBook ISBN: 9780080513263
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 1st May 2002
Page Count: 320
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Topical areas such as optoelectronics in LANs and WANs, cable TV systems, and the global fiber-optic highway make this book essential reading for anyone who needs to keep up with the technology of modern data communications.

Key Features

Covers selection and application of the key technologies
A down-to-earth introduction to a cutting-edge technology
*Covers all the main engineering applications with a minimum of maths


Technician engineers, managers, professional engineers in related fields, students.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; The history of fiber optics; Theory; Fibers and cables; Transmitters - light emitting diodes and lasers ; Receivers - photodiodes; Connectors and couplers; Communication systems; Optoelectronic test techniques; Future developments; Appendix A Optoelectronic and fiber optic standards; Appendix B Fiber optic chronology; Glossary; Acronyms and abbreviations; Useful links; Index


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About the Author

Ray Tricker

Ray Tricker is the Principal Consultant of Herne European Consultancy Ltd - a company specialising in ISO 9000 Management Systems - and is also an established author. He served with the Royal Corps of Signals (for a total of 37 years) during which time he held various managerial posts culminating in being appointed as the Chief Engineer of NATO's Communication Security Agency (ACE COMSEC). Most of Ray's work since joining Herne has centred on the European Railways. He has held a number of posts with the Union International des Chemins de fer (UIC) (e.g. Quality Manager of the European Train Control System (ETCS)) and with the European Union (EU) Commission (e.g. T500 Review Team Leader, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Users Group Project Co-ordinator, HEROE Project Co-ordinator) and currently (as well as writing books!) he is busy assisting small businesses from around the world produce their own auditable Quality and/or Integrated Management Systems to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and OHSAS standards. He is also a UKAS Assessor for the assessment of certification bodies for the harmonisation of the trans-European high speed railway network.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Consultant and Managing Director of Herne European Consultancy Ltd, UK


'Students, technicians and professional readers could benefit from this publication... For example, cable installation test or field service engineers, software engineers, electronic engineers, avionic engineers... Simply written in an easily accessible style which does not put the reader off and covers all of the basic topics in an appropriate and logical order.' Mike James, Westland Helicopters Ltd

"Tricker gives you a good overview of fiber optics, and he wraps up the book with useful appendixes that cover technical terms and fiber optic standards...and the price is more reasonable than that of most technical books..." TechOnline Magazine, May 2003

If you need a primer in fiber optics, this book is for you...a fine introduction to the topic explaining theoretical and practical aspects in terms you can quickly absorb. - Test & Measurement World. May 2003

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