Fiber Optic Data Communication: Technology Advances and Futures

Casimer Decusatis



This book is an authoritative review of current and future trends in the field of telecommunications. Written by industry experts who are developing leading-edge data communication networks, Fiber Optic Data Communication provides professionals and students alike with a look at emerging technologies and their applications. Four of the chapters have been revised from DeCusatis's best-selling book, Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communications ; the remaining eight chapters are all new. Seven helpful appendices, a glossary, and a list of technical acronyms are included. This book can stand alone or as a companion volume to DeCusatis: Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, Second Edition (February 2002, ISBN: 0-12-207891-8).  


Pt. 1 Technology Advances  
Ch. 1 History of Fiber Optics  
Ch. 2 Market Analysis and Business Planning  
Ch. 3 Small Form Factor Fiber Optic Connector  
Ch. 4 Specialty Fiber Optic Cables  
Ch. 5 Optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing for Data Communication Networks  
Ch. 6 Optical Backplanes, Board and Chip Interconnects  
Ch. 7 Parallel Computer Architectures Using Fiber Optics  
Pt. 2 The Future  
Ch. 8 Packaging Assembly Techniques  
Ch. 9 InfiniBand - The Interconnect from Backplane to Fiber  
Ch. 10 New Devices for Optoelectronics: Smart Pixels  
Ch. 11 Emerging Technology for Fiber Optic Data Communication  
Ch. 12 Manufacturing Challenges  
App. A Measurement Conversion Tables  
App. B Physical Constants  
App. C Index of Professional Organizations  
App. D OSI Model  
App. E Network Standards and Documents  
App. F Data Network Rates  
App. G Other Datacom Developments