Optical Fiber Communications: Principles and Practice, 3rd edition

  • John Senior

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Senior is an established core text in a field that is growing fast, and in which technology is constantly evolving. The text succeeds in giving a practical introduction to the fundamentals, problems and techniques of design and utilisation of optical fiber systems. It is respected as the most comprehensive and practical book in the market. 

This new edition will retain all core features, while incorporating recent improvements and developments in the field. Optical fiber systems have now become more sophisticated and, as a result, are now the communication method of choice for many systems.  New/additional material will include optical amplifiers, soliton systems and optical networks.

Table of contents

Glossary of symbols and abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. Optical fiber waveguides

3. Transmission characteristics of optical fibers

4. Optical fibers and cables

5. Optical fiber connection: joints and couplers

6. Optical sources 1: the laser

7. Optical sources 2: the light emitting diode

8. Optical detectors

9. Direct detection receiver performance considerations

10. Optical amplification and integrated optics

11. Integrated Optics and Photonics

12. Optical fiber systems 1: intensity modulation/direct detection

13. Optical Fiber Systems 2: coherent and phase modulated

14. Optical fiber measurements

15. Optical Networks

Appendix A The field relations in a planar guide
Appendix B Gaussian pulse response
Appendix C Variance of a random variable
Appendix D Variance of the sum of independent random variables
Appendix E Closed loop transfer function for the transimpedance amplifier

Published by Pearson (December 3rd 2008) - Copyright © 2009