Practical Fiber Optics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750658003, 9780080473871

Practical Fiber Optics

1st Edition

Authors: David Bailey Edwin Wright
eBook ISBN: 9780080473871
Paperback ISBN: 9780750658003
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 11th August 2003
Page Count: 288
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Readers will use this knowledge to develop the required techniques for design, installation and maintenance of their own fiber optic systems.

Key Features

  • Ideal for those with some background in communications but without previous knowledge of fiber optics
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of fiber optic systems and their individual components
  • Places emphasis on practical techniques of component installation and system design


Experienced engineers and technicians needing to gain a working knowledge of fiber optic based systems; control and instrumentation engineers; industrial system integrators; students taking electronics or computing degree courses; electrical, mechanical and chemical engineers and technicians wishing to understand the essentials of fiber optics.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Fiber Optic Systems; Definitions & Fundamental Principles; Theory of Fiber Optic Transmission; Fiber Optic Cable Construction; Connecting Fibers; Optical Drivers And Connectors; Installing Fiber Optic Cables; Fiber Optic System Design; Testing Of Fiber Optic Systems; Technologies That Use Optical Fibers; Appendix A: Glossary of Terms; Appendix B: List of Vendors And Products; Appendix C: Specification Sheets.


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About the Author

David Bailey

David Bailey has worked as a telecommunications design engineer in Europe, Australia, Africa and Hong Kong for the past fifteen years. He built up an excellent reputation whilst working for IDC Technologies as a superb instructor in the area of radio engineering. He currently consults to a number of blue chip clients in the telecommunications industry.

Affiliations and Expertise

IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia

Edwin Wright

A professional engineer working for IDC Technologies with over thirty-five years' experience focussing mainly on the telecommunications and data communications industries who has consulted in these areas and presented training courses to over 15,000 engineers and technicians throughout the world.

Edwin has over 20 years of practical experience in the planning, design, construction and operation of telecommunications systems, data networks and SCADA systems. He has also been involved as Project Manager on many SCADA and telecommunications projects and has a passion for the topic. He is the co-author of three best selling books on Ethernet, OPC, and Computer Networks. The Internet and TCP/IP and the Principles of Data Communications and has also published numerous papers. He has also consulted widely on SCADA, OPC, data communications and telecommunications issues in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Over the past five years more than 8000 engineers and technicians have attended his workshops worldwide. When not working in the communications world he relaxes by reading and writing on technology issues at his beachside home.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Staff Engineer for IDC Technologies, Perth, Australia.

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