The third edition of this popular text and reference book presents the fundamental principles for understanding and applying optical fiber technology to sophisticated modern telecommunication systems.
Optical-fiber-based telecommunication networks have become a major information-transmission-system, with high capacity links encircling the globe in both terrestrial and undersea installations. Numerous passive and active optical devices within these links perform complex transmission and networking functions in the optical domain, such as signal amplification, restoration, routing, and switching. Along with the need to understand the functions of these devices comes the necessity to measure both component and network performance, and to model and stimulate the complex behavior of reliable high-capacity networks.
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A comprehensive treatment of optical-link constituents such as optical fibers, light sources, photo detectors, connecting and coupling devices, and optical amplifiers.
The design principles of digital and analog optical fiber transmission links, including optical power budgets, signal rise times, line coding, and noise effects on system performance.
The operating principles of wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and the components needed for its realization.
Descriptions of the architectures and the performance characteristics of optical networks for connecting users having a wide range of transmission needs.
Discussions of advanced optical communication techniques such as soliton transmission, optical CDMA, and ultrafast optical time-division multiplexing.
An entire chapter devoted to measurement standards, basic test equipment and techniques for verifying the operational characteristics of components and links.
A modeling and simulation program on CD-ROM, which is adapted for student use from Virtual Photonics' "Photonic Transmission Design Suite". This Windows based program allows students to examine the performance of key components and of basic links consisting of these components.
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.
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Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070334676
Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 70334676