Fiber optics is the hottest topic in communications and this book from the world's leading experts clearly lays out all the details of optical communications engineering * Essential technical guide and solutions kit for the super-fast, super-broad fiber systems and devices powering the fastest-growing communications infrastructure * Methods for generating above peak performance * Clear explanations and answers to tough challenges for WDM, DWDM, amplifiers, solitons, and other key technologies
Fiber optics play a key role in telecommunications, as well as broadcast and cable systems. Engineers working with fiber optics as well as newcomers to the industry will find this comprehensive, practical guide extremely useful. It will help the reader develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of the technology as well as essential practical applications. It is presented clearly and with a minimum of jargon, and the text is thoroughly illustrated and indexed. Among the topics covered are: Fundamentals of optical fiber, connectors, splicers, and other components and their applications within systems. Key characteristics and principles of operation for critical electro-optic components such as LED's, lasers, and detectors. Operation of transmitters, receivers, and fiber optic communications systems. Special emphasis is placed on digital data links and fiber optic video links. David R. Goff is vice president of engineering of Force, Incorporated (Christiansburg, Virginia), an organization specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide range of fiber optic communication devices. Before joining Force, he did instrumentation research at the U.S. Department of Energy and was a fiber optic systems engineer for ITT-EOPD. Prior to that he worked on systems integration and testing for Bell Laboratories. He received his MSEE from Caltech in 1973.
A multidisciplinary reference of engineering measurementtools, techniques, and applications—Volume 1 "When you can measure what you are speaking about, and expressit in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannotmeasure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledgeis of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning ofknowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to thestage of science." — Lord Kelvin Measurement falls at the heart of any engineering discipline andjob function. Whether engineers are attempting to staterequirements quantitatively and demonstrate compliance; to trackprogress and predict results; or to analyze costs and benefits,they must use the right tools and techniques to produce meaningful,useful data. The Handbook of Measurement in Science and Engineering isthe most comprehensive, up-to-date reference set on engineeringmeasurements—beyond anything on the market today. Encyclopedicin scope, Volume 1 spans several disciplines—Civil andEnvironmental Engineering, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering,and Industrial Engineering—and covers: New Measurement Techniques in Structural Health Monitoring Traffic Congestion Management Measurements in Environmental Engineering Dimensions, Surfaces, and Their Measurement Luminescent Method for Pressure Measurement Vibration Measurement Temperature Measurement Force Measurement Heat Transfer Measurements for Non-Boiling Two-Phase Flow Solar Energy Measurements Human Movement Measurements Physiological Flow Measurements GIS and Computer Mapping Seismic Testing of Highway Bridges Hydrology Measurements Mobile Source Emissions Testing Mass Properties Measurement Resistive Strain Measurement Devices Acoustics Measurements Pressure and Velocity Measurements Heat Flux Measurement Wind Energy Measurements Flow Measurement Statistical Quality Control Industrial Energy Efficiency Industrial Waste Auditing Vital for engineers, scientists, and technical managers inindustry and government, Handbook of Measurement in Science andEngineering will also prove ideal for members of majorengineering associations and academics and researchers atuniversities and laboratories.
This book provides a comprehensive account of fiber-optic communication systems. The 3rd edition of this book is used worldwide as a textbook in many universities. This 4th edition incorporates recent advances that have occurred, in particular two new chapters. One deals with the advanced modulation formats (such as DPSK, QPSK, and QAM) that are increasingly being used for improving spectral efficiency of WDM lightwave systems. The second chapter focuses on new techniques such as all-optical regeneration that are under development and likely to be used in future communication systems. All other chapters are updated, as well.
This engineering tool provides over 200 time and cost saving rules of thumb--short cuts, tricks, and methods that optical communications veterans have developed through long years of trial and error. * DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) and SONET (Synchronous Optical NETwork) rules * Information Transmission, fiber optics, and systems rules
Optical Fiber Telecommunications VI (A&B) is the sixth in a series that has chronicled the progress in the R&D of lightwave communications since the early 1970s. Written by active authorities from academia and industry, this edition brings a fresh look to many essential topics, including devices, subsystems, systems and networks. A central theme is the enabling of high-bandwidth communications in a cost-effective manner for the development of customer applications. These volumes are an ideal reference for R&D engineers and managers, optical systems implementers, university researchers and students, network operators, and investors. Volume A is devoted to components and subsystems, including photonic integrated circuits, multicore and few-mode fibers, photonic crystals, silicon photonics, signal processing, and optical interconnections. Volume B is devoted to systems and networks, including advanced modulation formats, coherent detection, Tb/s channels, space-division multiplexing, reconfigurable networks, broadband access, undersea cable, satellite communications, and microwave photonics. All the latest technologies and techniques for developing future components and systems Edited by two winners of the highly prestigious OSA/IEEE John Tyndal award and a President of IEEE's Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (7,000 members) Written by leading experts in the field, it is the most authoritative and comprehensive reference on optical engineering on the market
Fundamentals of Photonics: A complete, thoroughly updated, full-color second edition Now in a new full-color edition, Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications, coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, as well as the interaction of photons and atoms, and semiconductor optics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminary sections build toward more advanced topics, such as Fourier optics and holography, guided-wave and fiber optics, semiconductor sources and detectors, electro-optic and acousto-optic devices, nonlinear optical devices, optical interconnects and switches, and optical fiber communications. Each of the twenty-two chapters of the first edition has been thoroughly updated. The Second Edition also features entirely new chapters on photonic-crystal optics (including multilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fibers, and resonators) and ultrafast optics (including femtosecond optical pulses, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and optical solitons). The chapters on optical interconnects and switches and optical fiber communications have been completely rewritten to accommodate current technology. Each chapter contains summaries, highlighted equations, exercises, problems, and selected reading lists. Examples of real systems are included to emphasize the concepts governing applications of current interest.
This handbook aims to be a comprehensive and up-to-date reference tool for students, scientists, engineers and industrial practitioners who are working in an area of the optical fiber field. The book includes five sections that cover the following subtopics as follows: • Optical Fiber Fundamentals including fiber materials and characteristics, fiber design, analysis, fabrication, test, etc; • Optical Fibers including all conventional and special fibers; • Optical Fiber Devices including all passive and active fiber devices and components, such as fiber couplers, fiber connectors, fiber gratings, fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers; • Optical Fiber Communication including main optical fiber communication techniques and systems • Optical Fiber Sensing including main optical fiber sensing and systems
Fibre Optics Is A Very Important Constituent Of Modern Information Technology. One Major Economic Benefit Offered By Fibre Optics Is Very High Information Transmission Rate At Low Cost Per Circuit-Km. The First Fibre Optic Telephone Link Went Public In Late 1970S. Ever Since, The Industrially Advanced Nations Around The World Have Been Striving To Deploy Fibre Optics In Almost Every Sector Of Communication Including Computer Networks And Data Links. Rarely, Since The Discovery Of Transistors, Have We Noticed Such A Fantastic Growth Rate Of A New Technology. As An Important Byproduct Of This Phenomenal Progress, A New Class Of Ultra-Sensitive Optical Sensors And Devices Based On Fibre Optics Has Emerged, Which Are Being Developed For Large Scale Use In Industrial And Biomedical Sectors. This Book Provides Semi-Tutorial Presentations Of The Fundamentals Of This Emerging Technology As Applied To Telecommunication And Sensor Development. Each Chapter, Contributed By Leading Researchers, Is Appended With A Large Number Of References To The Original Publications.The Book Is Broadly Divided Into Three Parts. The First Part Is Devoted To Propagation Effects In Optical Waveguides Including Polarization And Non-Linear Effects And Their Measurements. Fabrication And Cabling Technologies Of Optical Fibres Are Also Discussed In This Part. The Second Part Of The Book Deals With Optical Sources, Detectors, Integrated Optical Devices And System Designs Involved In Optical Communication Technology. The Last Part Of The Book Covers Topics Like Intensity Modulated And Interferometric Optical Fibre Sensors, In-Line Fibre Optic Components For Signal Processing And Multiplexing Of Optical Signals, And Application Of Fibre Optics In The Power Sector. The Extensive Coverage Should Prove Useful To Senior Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students, Researchers And Also To R & D Engineers Who Want A Tutorial Introduction To The Technologies Of Fibre Optic Telecommunication And Sensors.