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The advantages of optical communications are many: ultra-high speed, highly reliable information transmission, and cost-effective modulation and transmission links to name but a few. It is no surprise that optical fiber communications systems are now in extensive use all over the world. Along with software and microelectronics, optical communication represents a key technology of modern telecommunication systems.
Optical Communications: Components and Systems provides the basic material required for advanced study in theory and applications of optical fiber and space communication systems. After a review of some fundamental background material, component-based chapters discuss all relevant passive and active optical and optoelectronic components used in point-to-point links and in networks. Systems chapters address the analysis and optimization of both incoherent and coherent systems, introduce fiber optic link design, and discuss physical limits. The authors also provide an overview of applications such as optical networks and optical free-space communications.
The advanced interactive multimedia communications of today and the future rely on optical fiber and space communication techniques. Optical Communications: Components and Systems offers engineers and physicists a working reference for the selection and design of optical communication systems and provides engineering students with a valuable text that prepares them for work in this essential and rapidly growing field.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION History Modern Optical Communications Organization of the Book OPTICAL SOURCES AND TRANSMITTERS Introduction Principle of Optical Sources Light Emitting Diodes Lasers Optical Transmitter LASER NOISE Reasons and Formation of Laser Noise Statistical Properties of Laser Noise Relaxation Oscillations Influence of Filtering Reduction of Laser Noise OPTICAL FIBERS Types of Optical Fibers Optical Propagation Theory Fiber Attenuation Fiber Dispersion Fiber Design and Selection Issues Fiber Materials, Fabrication, and Cabling Fiber Splices and Connectors Nonlinear Effects in Fibers Fiber Bragg-Gratings POLARIZATION FLUCTUATIONS Polarization Propagation in Single-Mode Fiber Matrix of Polarization Propagation Reduction of Polarization Fluctuations OPTICAL DETECTORS AND RECEIVERS Photodetectors Types of Photodetectors Noise in Photodiodes Minimum Detectable Power Optical Receiver Configurations OPTICAL AMPLIFIERS Types of Optical Amplifiers Comparison Between Semiconductor and Fiber Amplifiers Applications of Optical Amplifiers Noise in Optical Amplifiers Noise Figure of Amplifier OPTICAL NETWORK COMPONENTS Field Access Techniques Directional Couplers Wavelength Division Multiplexer and Demultiplexer Attenuators, Isolators, Circulators and Polarizers Tunable Filters Fixed Filters Modulators Routing and Switching Elements Wavelength Converters Optical Bistability and Digital Optics FUNDAMENTALS OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS Principle of Direct and Coherent Detection Receivers Receiver Performance Components of Optical Communication System Signals in Optical Communication System Eye Pattern and Probability of Error INCOHERENT SYSTEMS:ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION Analysis Optimization Influence of Laser Noise Calculations for a Receiver: An Example Incoherent Systems with Optical Amplifiers COHERENT SYSTEMS:ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION Homodyne Systems Heterodyne Systems with Coherent Detection Heterodyne Systems with Incoherent Detection Coherent Systems with Optical Amplifiers Comparison of Calculation Methods in Heterodyne Detection SYSTEMS COMPARISON, APPLICATIONS AND PHYSICAL LIMITS Systems Comparison under Ideal Conditions Systems Comparison under Real Conditions Applications and Special Problems of Realization Physical Limits for Optical Communications FIBER LINK DESIGN Long-Haul Systems Power Budget Time Budget Maximum Link Length Calculation OPTICAL NETWORKS Principle of Networks Background of Optical Networks Fiber-Supported Networks All-Optical Networks Trends in Optical Communication Networks OPTICAL SPACE COMMUNICATIONS Introduction Applications of Optical Space Communications Comparison with Microwave Systems Coherent Optical Space Communications Drawbacks and Problems of Realization System Description and Design APPENDIX Trans-Atlantic Transmission Links GRIN-Rod Lens INDEX Each chapter also contains references.
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