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ISBN: 9789814575690
Division: Higher Education
Pub Date: MAR-14

Edition: 05
Format: Paperback
Availability: In Stock

Optical Fiber Communications

Gerd Keiser
(PhotonicsComm Solutions, Inc. )


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.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive treatment of optical fibers and photonic components
  • Design principles of digital and analog optical fiber transmission links
  • Principles and components for wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)
  • Architectures and performance characteristics of optical networks

New to this Edition

  • New sections on
  • Descriptions and photos of optical transmitters
  • Descriptions and photos of optical connectors
  • Cable structures and installation procedures
  • Advanced high-speed modulation techniques
  • Radio-over-fiber technologies
  • Passive optical networks/FTTP networks
  • Network performance monitoring and testing
  • Expanded coverage of power penalties, 10-to-100-Gb/s links, WDM devices, WDM network examples
  • Pedagogical enhancements such as drill problems and answers to selected problems