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Introduction to Optical Fiber Communications Systems

William B. Jones, Jr.

Publication Date - June 1995

ISBN: 9780195107265

368 pages


For seniors or first-year graduate students, this text is a general introduction to optical electronics with a strong emphasis on underlying physical properties and on the design of optical communications systems. Jones provides balanced coverage of optical fibers, transmitting devices, photodetectors, and systems; and pays special attention to topics of emerging importance, including integrated optical devices, heterodyne detection, and coherent optical systems. The book's practical, engineering orientation satisfies the latest ABET recommendations for more design instruction in electrical engineering courses.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Communication Systems
    3. Light and Electromagnetic Waves
    4. Dielectric Waveguides and Optical Fibers
    5. Electroluminescence and Light-Emitting Diodes
    6. Lasers
    7. Photodetectors
    8. Optical Receivers
    9. Optical Fiber Communication Systems
    Appendix A. List of Symbols and Acronyms
    Appendix B. Physical Constants
    Appendix C. Properties of Semiconductor Materials
    Appendix D. SI Units
    Appendix E. Greek Alphabet
    Appendix F. Answers to Selected Problems

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