This book is designed to meet the requirement of undergraduate students to understand the fundamentals of optical fiber, opto electronics and optical fiber communication systems. The concepts are presented in a simple manner without going into the details of mathematical expressions. At the end of each chapter, questions and answers are given which will help the students in various competitive examinations and interviews. This will be also useful for engineers, managers and technicians involved in the field of optical fiber communication and optoelectronics.
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  • Publisher: Laxmi Publications
  • Language: English
  • ISBN : 978-93-81159-19-4
  • Chapter 1

    BACKGROUND ON FIBER OPTICS Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Learning objectives are stated at the beginning of each chapter. These learning objectives serve as a preview of the information you are expected to learn in the chapter. The comprehensive check questions are based on the objectives. By successfully completing the NRTC, you indicate that you have met the objectives and have learned the information. The learning objectives are listed below. Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Describe the term fiber optics.  List the parts of a fiber optic data link.  Understand the function of each fiber optic data link part.  Outline the progress made in the history of fiber optic technology.  Describe the trade-offs in fiber properties and component selection in the design of fiber optic systems.  List the advantages and the disadvantages of fiber optic systems compared.
  • Chapter 2

    FIBER OPTIC CONCEPTS Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:  Understand the nature of light propagation.  Discuss the electromagnetic theory of light.  Describe the properties of light reflection, refraction, diffusion, and absorption.  Explain how optical fibers transmit light. Identify the basic optical fiber material properties.  Describe the ray and mode theories of light propagation along an optical fiber.  State the difference between multimode and single mode optical fibers.  Explain how optical fibers attenuate and distort light signals as they travel along the optical fiber.  Understand the processes of light attenuation and dispersion.
  • Chapter 3

    OPTICAL FIBERS AND CABLES Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:  Describe multimode and single mode step-index and graded-index fibers.  Explain the terms refractive index profile, relative refractive index difference, and profile parameter.  List the performance advantages of 62.5/125 μ m multimode graded-index fibers.  Identify the two basic types of single mode step-index fibers.  Describe the vapor phase oxidation and direct-melt optical fiber fabrication procedures.  Describe the fiber drawing process.  List the benefits of cabled optical fibers over bare fibers.  Identify the basic cable components, such as buffers, strength members, and jacket materials.  Describe the material and design requirements imposed on military fiber optic cable designs.  Describe the advantages and disadvantages of OFCC cable, stranded cable, and ribbon cable designs
  • Chapter 4

    OPTICAL SPLICES, CONNECTORS AND COUPLERS Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:  Describe a fiber optic splice, connector, and coupler and the types of connections they form in systems.  List the types of extrinsic and intrinsic coupling losses.  Understand the degree to which fiber alignment and fiber mismatch problems increase system loss.  Identify the types of fiber optic mechanical and fusion splices. Outline the basic splicing techniques for each type of fiber optic splice.  List the types of fiber optic connectors. Detail the procedure for installing a fiber optic connector on an optical fiber.  Discuss the types of fiber optic passive couplers.
  • Chapter 5

    FIBER OPTIC MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:  Identify the prime reasons for conducting fiber optic manufacturing laboratory and field measurements.  Describe the optical fiber and optical connection laboratory measurements performed by the Navy to evaluate fiber optic component and system performance.  Describe the near-field and far-field optical power distribution of an optical fiber.  Describe optical fiber launch conditions and modal effects that affect optical fiber and optical connection measurements.  Understand the term optical time-domain reflectometry and the interpretation of an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR) trace.  Describe the procedure for locating a fiber fault using an OTDR.
  • Chapter 6

    OPTICAL SOURCES AND FIBER OPTIC TRANSMITTERS Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:  Explain the principal properties of an optical source and fiber optic transmitter.  Discuss the optical emission properties of semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes (LDs).  Describe the operational differences between surface-emitting LEDs (SLEDs), edge- emitting LEDs (ELEDs), superluminescent diodes (SLDs), and laser diodes.  Describe typical fiber optic transmitter packages.
  • Chapter 7

    OPTICAL DETECTORS AND FIBER OPTIC RECEIVERS Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:  Explain the principal properties of an optical detector and fiber optic receiver.  Detail semiconductor optical detector performance and capability requirements necessary for the successful implementation of fiber optic systems.  List the main components of a fiber optic receiver.  Discuss receiver sensitivity, dynamic range, and other key operational parameters used to define receiver performance.
  • Chapter 8

    FIBER OPTIC LINKS Price 2.99  |  2.99 Rewards Points

    Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:  Describe a basic point-to-point fiber optic data link.  Explain the difference between digital and analog fiber optic communications systems.  Discuss the most common types of line coding used in digital fiber optic communications including non-return-to-zero (NRZ), return-to-zero (RZ), and biphase (or Manchester).  Describe the main type of analog modulation.  State several precautions that need to be emphasized when installing fiber optic links on board ships.

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