Optical Fiber Communications 5th Edition

High-capacity telecommunication networks based on optical fiber technology have become an indispensable part of society with applications ranging from simple web browsing to critical healthcare diagnosis and cloud computing. Since users expect these services to always be available, careful engineering is required in all technologies ranging from component development to network operations. This expanded fifth edition presents the fundamental principles for understanding and applying these technologies to modern lightwave networks. Key features: comprehensive treatment of optical fibers and photonic components; design principles of digital and analog optical fiber transmission links; principles and components for wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM); and, architectures and performance characteristics of optical networks. New to this edition: new sections on – descriptions and photos of optical transmitters; descriptions and photos of optical connectors; cable structures and installation procedures; advanced high-speed modulation techniques; radio-over-fiber technologies; passive optical networks/FTTP networks; network performance monitoring and testing; expanded coverage of power penalties, 10-to-100-Gb/s links, WDM devices, WDM network examples; and, pedagogical enhancements such as drill problems and answers to selected problems.

About the Author

Gerd Keiser is a research professor at Boston University and a professor and consultant at PhotonicsComm Solutions, a firm specializing in education and consulting for the optical communications and biophotonics industries. Previously he was involved with telecom technologies at Honeywell, GTE, and General Dynamics. His technical achievements at GTE earned him the prestigious Leslie Warner Award. In addition, he is a consultant in the telecom and photonics industries, has served as an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Northeastern University, Boston University, and Tufts University, and was an industrial advisor to the Wentworth Institute of Technology. Formerly he was a chair professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is a life fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of OSA and SPIE, an associate editor of the journal Optical Fiber Technology, and the author of four books. He received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in mathematics and physics from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in physics from Northeastern University in Boston. His professional experience and research interests are in the general areas of optical networking and biophotonics.

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