Download Optical Fiber Communications Principles and Practice Third Edition By John M. Senior and M. Yousif Jamro

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Introduction

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The preface to the second edition drew attention to the relentless onslaught in the development of optical fiber communications technology identified in the first edition in the context of the 1980s. Indeed, although optical fiber communications could now, nearly two decades after that period finished, be defined as mature, this statement fails to signal the continuing rapid and extensive developments that have subsequently taken place. Furthermore the pace of innovation and deployment fuelled, in particular, by the Internet is set to continue with developments in the next decade likely to match or even exceed those which have occurred in the last decade. Hence this third edition seeks to record and explain the improvements in both the technology and its utilization within what is largely an optical fiber global communications network.

Major advances which have occurred while the second edition has been in print include: those associated with low-water-peak and high-performance single-mode fibers; the development of photonic crystal fibers; a new generation of multimode graded index plastic optical fibers; quantum-dot fabrication for optical sources and detectors; improvements in optical amplifier technology and, in particular, all-optical regeneration; the realization of photonic integrated circuits to provide ultrafast optical signal processing together with silicon photonics; developments in digital signal processing to mitigate fiber transmission impairments and the application of forward error correction strategies. In addition, there have been substantial enhancements in transmission and multiplexing techniques such as the use of duobinary-encoded transmission, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing and coarse/dense wavelength division multiplexing, while, more recently, there has been a resurgence of activity concerned with coherent and, especially, phase-modulated transmission. Finally, optical networking techniques and optical networks have become established employing both specific reference models for the optical transport network together with developments originating from local area networks based on Ethernet to provide for the future optical Internet (i.e. 100 Gigabit Ethernet for carrier-class transport networks). Moreover, driven by similar broadband considerations, activity has significantly increased in relation to optical fiber solutions for the telecommunication access network.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Optical fiber waveguides
Chapter 3: Transmission characteristics of optical fibers
Chapter 4: Optical fibers and cables
Chapter 5: Optical fiber connections: joints, couplers and isolators
Chapter 6: Optical sources 1: the laser
Chapter 7: Optical sources 2: the light-emitting diode
Chapter 8: Optical detectors
Chapter 9: Direct detection receiver performance considerations
Chapter 10: Optical amplification, wavelength conversion and regeneration
Chapter 11: Integrated optics and photonics
Chapter 12: Optical fiber systems 1: intensity modulation/direct detection
Chapter 13: Optical fiber systems 2: coherent and phase modulated
Chapter 14: Optical fiber measurements
Chapter 15: Optical networks