Jeff Hecht Understanding Fiber Optics

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Understanding Fiber Optics

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9780130278289: Understanding Fiber Optics

For courses in Introduction to Fiber Optics and Introduction to Optical Networking in departments of Electronics Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology. Also suitable for corporate training programs. Ideal for technicians, entry-level engineers, and other nonspecialists, this best-selling practical, thorough, and accessible introduction to fiber optics reflects the expertise of an author who has followed the field for over 25 years. Using a non-theoretical/non-mathematical approach, it explains the principles of optical fibers, describes components and how they work, explores the tools and techniques used to work with them and the devices used to connect fiber network, and concludes with applications showing how fibers are used in modern communication systems. It covers both existing systems and developing technology, so students can understand present systems and new developments.

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This best-selling text is a useful tool for anyone who needs to better their understanding of fiber optics. The book takes a nontheorectical and nonmathematical approach. It conveys the technical details of fibers, describes the tools used to work with them, illustrates and explains the devices used to connect fiber networks, and takes the reader through fiber optic applications.

    New features of the updated edition include:
  • New chapters of Troubleshooting and Test Equipment and Optical Networking System Design.
  • Questions to Think About in each chapter that will help readers understand and apply the information they've read.
  • New appendices on ITU Optical Channels, Fundamental Constants, Conversion Factors and Key Equations.
  • Several new and timely recommended reading suggestions.

An Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-13-092394-X) is available free of charge to instructors who are using the book for a course.

About the Author:

Jeff Hecht is a contributing editor to Laser Focus World and Integrated Communications Design, and a correspondent for New Scientist magazine. He is the author of Understanding Fiber Optics, City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics, Understanding Lasers, The Laser Guidebook, Beam Weapons: The Next Arms Race, and several other books. He has been writing about lasers, optics, and fiber optics for over 25 years. He holds a B.S. in electronic engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

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