Introduction to Fiber Optics is well established as an introductory text for engineers, managers and students. It meets the needs of systems designers, installation engineers, electronic engineers and anyone else looking to gain a working knowledge of fiber optics with a minimum of maths. Review questions are included in the text to enable the reader to check their understanding as they work through the book.
The new edition of this successful book is now fully up to date with the new standards, latest technological developments and includes a new chapter on specifying optical components.
Whether you are looking for a complete self-study course in fiber optics, a concise reference text to dip into, or a readable introduction to this fast moving technology, this book has the solution.
Table Of Contents
Optic fiber and light — a brilliant combination
What makes the light stay in the fiber?
The choice of frequency
Propagation of light along the fiber
Losses in optic fibers
Dispersion and our attempts to prevent it
Connecting optic fibers — the problems
Light sources and detectors
Testing a system
System design — or, will it work?
The transmission of signals
Designing an optical system and selecting components
LANs and topology
Some final thoughts
Quiz time answers