Fiber optics play a key role in telecommunications, as well as broadcast and cable systems. Engineers working with fiber optics as well as newcomers to the industry will find this comprehensive, practical guide extremely useful. It will help the reader develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of the technology as well as essential practical applications. It is presented clearly and with a minimum of jargon, and the text is thoroughly illustrated and indexed. Among the topics covered are:
Fundamentals of optical fiber, connectors, splicers, and other components and their applications within systems.
Key characteristics and principles of operation for critical electro-optic components such as LED's, lasers, and detectors.
Operation of transmitters, receivers, and fiber optic communications systems.
Special emphasis is placed on digital data links and fiber optic video links.
David R. Goff is vice president of engineering of Force, Incorporated (Christiansburg, Virginia), an organization specializing in the design and manufacture of a wide range of fiber optic communication devices. Before joining Force, he did instrumentation research at the U.S. Department of Energy and was a fiber optic systems engineer for ITT-EOPD. Prior to that he worked on systems integration and testing for Bell Laboratories. He received his MSEE from Caltech in 1973.
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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.About the Author:
President of Engineering, Force, Inc., Christianburg, VA
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Book Description Focal Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0240802632