Understanding Fiber Optics, 5/e (Paperback)

Jeff Hecht




For Introduction to Fiber Optics, Fundamentals of Fiber Optics, Fiber-optic Communications courses at the undergraduate level.


The text is thorough, up to date, and provides comprehensive and intuitive introduction to fiber optics. With mathematics limited to basic algebra, the book takes a practical approach to understanding fiber optics. It thoroughly describes important concepts for the novice, building up an understanding of optical fibers, their properties, light sources and detectors, and fiber-optic components and their application in fiber-optic systems. It covers the basics of fiber-optic measurement and troubleshooting. Interwoven are illustrations show important principles.





 Table of Contents:

  1. An Introduction to Fiber Optics.

  2. Fundamentals of Fiber-optic components.

  3. Fundamentals of Communications.

  4. Types of Optical Fibers.

  5. Properties of Optical Fibers.

  6. Fiber materials, structure and manufacture.

  7. Specialty Fibers.

  8. Cabling.

  9. Light Sources.

10. Transmitters.

11. Receivers.

12. Repeaters, Regenerators, and Optical Amplifiers.

13. Connectors and Splices.

14. Couplers and Other Passive Components.

15. Wavelength-Division Multiplexing Optics.

16. Optical Switches, Modulators, and other Active Components.

17. Fiber-Optic Measurement.

18. Troubleshooting and Test Equipment.

19. System and Optical Networking Concepts.

20. Fiber System Standards.

21. Single-Channel System Design.

22. Optical Networking System Design.

23. Global Telecommunications Applications.

24. Regional and Metro Telecommunications.

25. Local Telephone or "Access" Networks.

26. Internet Access and Local-Area Networks.

27. Video transmission.

28. Mobile Fiber-Optic Communications.

29. Fiber-Optic Sensors.

30. Imaging and Illuminating Fiber Optics.