The Second Edition contains two additional chaptersone on optical fiber sensors and the other on optical fiber networks. These additions together with the material of the first edition provide a comprehensive treatment of optical fiber communication systems and their applications. The material is well presented and is designed for undergraduate students pursuing courses in electrical engineering, and electronics and telecommunication engineering.
The book offers a completely up-to-date, accessible, and in-depth intro-duction to the principles and applications of optical fiber communications. It describes the recent developments in optical fiber communication materials, devices, components, and systems.
The coverage includes key concepts such as properties of light, semiconductor materials, photon sources, optical receivers, LED and laser transmitters, optical homodyne and heterodyne detection systems, polarization penalty, connectorization and losses in optical fiber, photonphoton multiplexing using WDM and integrated optics, built-up of long haul OFC link at 8 Mbps and 2.5 Gbps, optical fiber applications in LAN/WAN and CCTV, underneath sea communication and long haul optical fiber communication.
KEY FEATURES :
Includes pyroelectric detectors and their applications.
Provides detailed descriptions of short haul and long haul optical fiber links.
Gives detailed treatment of semiconductor lasers, solid state and fiber lasers for optical communication.
More rigorous treatment of theory by solved numericals for better understanding of topics.
Discusses new topics, namely photonphoton multiplexing, and all optical networks.