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Understanding Fiber Optics - 5th edition

Understanding Fiber Optics (ISBN10: 0131174290; ISBN13: 9780131174290)
ISBN13: 978-0131174290
ISBN10: 0131174290

Summary: For Introduction to Fiber Optics, Fundamentals of Fiber Optics, Fiber-optic Communications courses at the undergraduate level.

The text is thorough, up to date, and provides comprehensive and intuitive introduction to fiber optics. With mathematics limited to basic algebra, the book takes a practical approach to understanding fiber optics. It thoroughly describes important concepts for the novice, building up an understanding of optical fibers, their proper
ties, light sources and detectors, and fiber-optic components and their application in fiber-optic systems. It covers the basics of fiber-optic measurement and troubleshooting. Interwoven are illustrations show important principles.

Features
  • Rewritten and updated introductory chapters.
  • Extensively rewritten chapters on specialty fibers, optical networking design, and Internet access and local-area networks.
  • The latest technological innovations, including coarse wavelength-division multiplexing, photonic fibers, forward error correction, transmitter/receiver modules.
  • Updates on emerging applications including fiber to the home, fiber to the premises, broadband Internet service, digital television, and automotive fiber-optic networks.
  • Boxes discussing interesting and controversial issues in communications.
  • Expanded glossary and revised illustrations.
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Summary: For Introduction to Fiber Optics, Fundamentals of Fiber Optics, Fiber-optic Communications courses at the undergraduate level.

The text is thorough, up to date, and provides comprehensive and intuitive introduction to fiber optics. With mathematics limited to basic algebra, the book takes a practical approach to understanding fiber optics. It thoroughly describes important concepts for the novice, building up an understanding of optical fibers, their properties, light sources and detectors, and fiber-optic components and their application in fiber-optic systems. It covers the basics of fiber-optic measurement and troubleshooting. Interwoven are illustrations show important principles.

Features
  • Rewritten and updated introductory chapters.
  • Extensively rewritten chapters on specialty fibers, optical networking design, and Internet access and local-area networks.
  • The latest technological innovations, including coarse wavelength-division multiplexing, photonic fibers, forward error correction, transmitter/receiver modules.
  • Updates on emerging applications including fiber to the home, fiber to the premises, broadband Internet service, digital television, and automotive fiber-optic networks.
  • Boxes discussing interesting and controversial issues in communications.
  • Expanded glossary and revised illustrations.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 06
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 04/19/2005
International: No

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