Technician's Guide to Fiber Optics, 4E
Donald J. Sterling, Jr.
An excellent primer for students
beginning to study the subject, this current edition provides a
practical, real-world perspective on the fundamentals of fiber optic
technology and optical communications.
It examines the reasons that
optical fibers are the preferred communications medium, surpassing
copper wire in all performance measures.
A thorough explanation of how
fibers work is offered, as well as useful coverage of other related
optical components and how those components fit into system-level
applications. Premises (LAN), metro, 10G Ethernet, and long-haul
applications are also briefly surveyed.
- information new to this edition includes
coarse wavelength division multiplexing and small-form-factor
- new types of application-specific fibers
and holey fibers are discussed
- new coverage of the evolution of tunable
components and VCSELs helps keep readers current on the technology
- real-world examples bridge the gap between
the theory of fiber and its applications in communications
- writing style is easy-to-read and
understand with numerous illustrations that help concepts come
PART ONE: The Communications Revolution
Fiber Optics as a Communications Medium:
PART TWO: The Optical Fiber
Transmitters and Receivers
Connectors and Splices
PART THREE: The Fiber-Optic Link
Fiber Optic Cable Installation and
Fiber-Optic systems: Enterprise
Fiber-Optic Systems: Telecommunications
Introduction to Test Equipment
384 Pages -
7-1/2 x 9 in.
Donald J. Sterling, Jr. has over 25
years of experience as a technical and ad copywriter in the areas of
electronics and high technology. He has worked with AMP, Lucent
Technologies, Agere Systems, ExceLight
Communications, and other leaders in optical communications.
Currently, Mr. Sterling is working for an
advertising agency that deals with high technology. In addition to
this book, he has also written related books, which include coverage
of fibers in specific applications.
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