The Fiber Optic Reference Guide offers readers a solid understanding of the principles of fiber optic technology, especially as it relates to telecommunications, from its early days to developing future trends. Using a minimum of jargon and a wealth of illustrations, this book provides the underlying principles of fiber optics as well as essential practical applications. The third edition is updated to include expanded sections on light emitters, semiconductor optical amplifiers, Bragg gratings, and more systems design considerations.

Fiber optics plays a key role in communications, as well as in broadcast and cable systems. Engineers working with fiber optics as well as newcomers to the industry will find the third edition of this reference guide invaluable. It will help the reader develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of this rapidly changing technology as well as its essential practical applications. The text is thoroughly indexed and illustrated.

chapter 1|8 pages

A History of Fiber Optic Technology

chapter 2|10 pages

Fiber Optic Fundamentals

chapter 3|30 pages

Optical Fiber

chapter 4|10 pages

Fiber Optic Cables

chapter 5|22 pages

Light Emitters

chapter 6|8 pages

Light Detectors

chapter 7|14 pages

Other Active Devices

chapter 8|12 pages

Interconnection Devices

chapter 9|12 pages

Other Passive Devices

chapter 10|18 pages

System Design Considerations

chapter 11|10 pages

Fiber Optic Applications

chapter 12|8 pages

Video Over Fiber

chapter 13|12 pages

Data Over Fiber

chapter 14|12 pages

Pushing Fiber to the Limits

chapter 15|8 pages

Testing & Measurement Techniques

chapter 16|12 pages

Future Trends