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Fiber Optic Essentials - Casimer DeCusatis

Fiber Optic Essentials

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2005
ISBN: 9780122084317
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book is a MUST for everyone in and around the optics community
"Fiber Optic Essentials" provides professionals and students new to the field of fiber optics with a high-level knowledge of principles, theories and applications. This primer can also be used as a succinct overview of optics for those with some engineering and physics background. Individuals involved with optics in non-traditional capacities such as in marketing and legal departments will find this volume introduces basic concepts completely in an easy to read format.
Casimer and Carolyn DeCusatis have provided a concise resource with compact chapters and minimal equations conveying this complex topic in a straightforward and clear-cut style. Included in this book are chapters on fibers, cables, connectors, transmitters, modulators, noise, and optical link design. Concluding this reference are three indispensable appendices covering extensive definitions, acronyms (including initials and commonly used slang), measurement conversions and physical constants. This author team has produced a book that has truly shed light on this difficult subject.
* Comprehensively covers basic fiber optic 'facts'
* Explains how optics relate to everyday life
* Details fiber optic communication standards
* Chapter included on medical applications
* Timeline traces the history of optics with major milestones

Industry Reviews

"Fiber Optic Essentials lives up to its name. In fewer than 300 pages, you will learn about the fundamentals of fiber optics, from the fiber itself to the transmitters and receivers to the design of FO systems. You'll also get a brief exposure to network protocols and to fiber-optic applications outside of communications, such as medical imaging." - Martin Rowe, Senior Technical Editor - Test & Measurement World, 10/1/2006

Prefacep. ix
Fiber, Cables, and Connectorsp. 1
Optical Fiber Principlesp. 4
Basic Terminologyp. 13
Single-Mode Fiberp. 16
Multimode Fiberp. 19
Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBGs)p. 20
Plastic Optical Fiberp. 21
Cablesp. 23
Referencesp. 26
Transmittersp. 29
Basic Transmitter Specification Terminologyp. 30
Laser Safetyp. 32
Light Emitting Diodesp. 34
Lasersp. 39
Double Heterostructure Laser Diodesp. 43
Quantum Well (QW) and Strained Layer (SL) Quantum Well Lasersp. 44
Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) and Distributed Feedback (DFB) Lasersp. 45
Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasersp. 47
Modulatorsp. 48
Lithium Niobate Modulatorsp. 50
Electroabsorption Modulatorsp. 51
Electro Optic and Electrorefractive Semiconductor Modulatorsp. 52
Referencesp. 53
Detectors and Receiversp. 55
Basic Detector Specification Terminologyp. 56
PN Photodiodep. 62
PIN Photodiodep. 65
Other Detectorsp. 73
Avalanche Photodiodep. 74
Photodiode Arrayp. 76
Schottky-Barrier Photodiodesp. 78
Metal-Semiconductor-Metal (MSM) Detectorsp. 79
Resonant-Cavity Enhanced Photodetectors (RECAP)p. 82
Interferometric Sensorsp. 83
Noisep. 85
Shot Noisep. 88
Thermal Noisep. 88
Other Noise Sourcesp. 89
Signal-to-Noise Ratiop. 90
Referencesp. 91
Fiber Optic Link Designp. 93
Figures of Meritp. 93
Link Budget Analysisp. 98
Installation Lossp. 98
Transmission Lossp. 99
Attenuation vs. Wavelengthp. 99
Connector and Splice Lossp. 99
Optical Power Penaltiesp. 100
Dispersionp. 100
Mode Partition Noisep. 103
Relative Intensity Noisep. 104
Jitterp. 105
Modal Noisep. 106
Radiation Induced Lossp. 107
Referencesp. 108
Repeaters and Optical Amplifiersp. 111
Repeatersp. 114
Optical Amplifiersp. 115
Rare Earth Doped Optical Fiber Amplifiersp. 115
Semiconductor Amplifiersp. 119
Nonlinear Effects and Optical Amplifiers for WDMp. 120
Referencesp. 124
Wavelength Multiplexingp. 125
WDM Design Considerationsp. 130
Network Topologiesp. 135
Latencyp. 138
Protection and Restorationp. 143
Network Managementp. 145
Referencesp. 146
Fiber Optic Communication Standardsp. 149
Why Do We Need Standards?p. 149
Fiber Distributed Data Interfacep. 155
Fibre Channel Standardp. 157
Gigabit Ethernetp. 160
InfiniBandp. 162
Referencesp. 163
Fabrication and Measurementp. 165
Fabrication Techniquesp. 165
Fiber Drawing: Liquid Phase Methodsp. 166
Fiber Drawing: Chemical Vapor Depositionp. 167
Fiber Bragg Gratingsp. 170
Semiconductor Device Fabricationp. 171
Measurement Equipmentp. 174
Fiber Optic Power Meterp. 174
Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)p. 175
Bit Error Rate Test (BERT)p. 176
Digital Sampling Oscilloscopep. 177
Referencesp. 179
Medical Applicationsp. 181
Endoscopesp. 182
Rigid Endoscopesp. 185
The Clinical Environmentp. 186
Laser Fibersp. 186
Applicationsp. 188
Illuminationp. 190
Biosensorsp. 191
Referencesp. 193
Fiber Factsp. 195
Basic Informationp. 195
Moore's "Law" and Optical Data Communicationp. 196
Internet Trafficp. 197
Capacity vs. Costp. 197
Disaster Recovery Factsp. 198
Fiber for Lighting and Illuminationp. 200
Unusual Applications and Future Developmentsp. 203
Referencesp. 204
Fiber Optic Timelinep. 207
Basic Knowledge Timelinep. 208
Timeline for Selected Optical Data Communications Milestonesp. 211
Timeline for Fiber Optic Milestones in Medical Applicationsp. 213
Referencesp. 216
Glossaryp. 219
Acronyms and Initialsp. 241
Measurement Conversion Tablesp. 261
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780122084317
ISBN-10: 0122084314
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st December 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.63