Fiber Optic Communications, 1st Edition
James Downing
ISBN-13: 9781401866358 | ISBN-10: 1401866352
© 2005 | Published |  448  Pages

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Part of Delmar Learning's National Center for Telecommunications Technologies series, this new book offers a complete, concise and practical introduction to fiber optic communications. Coverage begins with a brief history, and explanation of the advantages of fiber optics, and a description of basic telecommunication systems. Increased coverage of basic optics and communications provide the background for understanding modern fiber-optics devices. Full of detailed descriptions of actual systems applications, the book concludes with practical instruction on the installation and troubleshooting of fiber optic communications networks and systems.

  • Introduction to Fiber Optic Communications.Fundamentals of Optics.Characteristics of Optical Fibers.Fiber and Cable Fabrication.Sources and Transmitters.Detectors and Receivers.Fiber Optic Devices.Modulation, Multiplexing and Network Architecture.Fiber Optic Communications Systems.Fiber Optic Test and Measurement.Other Lightwave Communications Applications.

    • scores of practical examples help readers make the connection between theoretical concepts and practical applications
    • plentiful illustrations, graphs, and tables further strengthen the links between theory and practice
    • advanced concepts presented in easy-to-understand terms
    • extensive end-of-chapter questions allow readers to practice concepts they have just learned
    • content can be covered in a single semester if desired, and is suitable for use in two or four-year telecommunications, electronics technology, or information systems technology programs
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