Fiber Optic Essentials

Other | July 1, 2010

byDeCusatis, Casimer, Casimer Decusatis

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This book is a MUST for everyone in and around the optics community!

Fiber Optic Essentialsprovides professionals and students new to the field of fiber optics with a high-level knowledge of principles, theories and applications. This primer can also be used as a succinct overview of optics for those with some engineering and physics background. Individuals involved with optics in non-traditional capacities such as in marketing and legal departments will find this volume introduces basic concepts completely in an easy to read format.

Casimer and Carolyn DeCusatis have provided a concise resource with compact chapters and minimal equations conveying this complex topic in a straightforward and clear-cut style. Included in this book are chapters on fibers, cables, connectors, transmitters, modulators, noise, and optical link design. Concluding this reference are three indispensable appendices covering extensive definitions, acronyms (including initials and commonly used slang), measurement conversions and physical constants. This author team has produced a book that has truly shed light on this difficult subject.

* Comprehensively covers basic fiber optic 'facts'
* Explains how optics relate to everyday life
* Details fiber optic communication standards
* Chapter included on medical applications
* Timeline traces the history of optics with major milestones

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This book is a MUST for everyone in and around the optics community!Fiber Optic Essentialsprovides professionals and students new to the field of fiber optics with a high-level knowledge of principles, theories and applications. This primer can also be used as a succinct overview of optics for those with some engineering and physics ba...

Format:OtherDimensions:288 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080470815

ISBN - 13:9780080470818

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Fibers, Cables and Connectors
Chapter 2: Transmitters
Chapter 3: Detectors and Receivers
Chapter 4: Optical Link Design
Chapter 5: Repeaters and Optical Amplifiers
Chapter 6: Wavelength Multiplexing
Chapter 7: Fiber Optic Communications Standards
Chapter 8: Fabrication
Chapter 9: Medical Applications
Chapter 10: Fiber Facts
Chapter 11: Fiber Optics Timeline

Appendix A: Definitions
Appendix B: Acronyms, Initials and Slang
Appendix C: Measurement Conversion and Physical Constants