|About the book|
High-capacity telecommunication networks based on optical fiber technology have become an indispensable part of society with applications ranging from simple web browsing to critical healthcare diagnosis and cloud computing. Since users expect these services to always be available, careful engineering is required in all technologies ranging from component development to network operations. This expanded fifth edition presents the fundamental principles for understanding and applying these technologies to modern lightwave networks.
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|About the author|
Gerd Keiser is a research professor at Boston University and a professor and consultant at PhotonicsComm Solutions, a firm specializing in education and consulting for the optical communications and biophotonics industries. Previously he was involved with telecom technologies at Honeywell, GTE, and General Dynamics. His technical achievements at GTE earned him the prestigious Leslie Warner Award. In addition, he is a consultant in the telecom and photonics industries, has served as an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Northeastern University, Boston University, and Tufts University, and was an industrial advisor to the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Formerly he was a chair professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is a life fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of OSA and SPIE, an associate editor of the journal Optical Fiber Technology, and the author of four books. He received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in physics from Northeastern University in Boston. His professional experience and research interests are in the general areas of optical networking and biophotonics.
|Table of contents|
Chapter 1 Overview of Optical Fiber Communications
Chapter 2 Optical Fibers: Structures, Waveguiding, and Fabrication
Chapter 3 Attenuation and Dispersion
Chapter 4 Optical Sources
Chapter 5 Power Launching and Coupling
Chapter 6 Photodetectors
Chapter 7 Optical Receiver Operation
Chapter 8 Digital Links
Chapter 9 Analog Links
Chapter 10 WDM Concepts and Components
Chapter 11 Optical Amplifiers
Chapter 12 Nonlinear Effects
Chapter 13 Optical Networks
Chapter 14 Performance Measurement and Monitoring
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