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Introduction to fiber optics
Ghatak, A. K. (Ajoy K.), 1939-
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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xvi, 565 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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Recent advances in the development of low-loss optical fibers have revolutionized the field of telecommunications, and fiber-based networks form a key part of international communications systems. This book introduces the physical principles of optical fibers, and details their use in sensor technology and modern optical communication systems. The authors begin by setting out the basic propagation characteristics of single mode and multimode optical fibers. In later chapters they cover optical sources, optical detectors, and fiber-optic communication system design. They also treat a wide variety of related topics such as doped fiber amplifiers, dispersion compensation, fiber sensors, and measurement techniques for the characterization of optical fibers. Throughout the book, physical and engineering aspects of the subject are interwoven, and many worked examples and exercises are included. It will be an ideal textbook for undergraduate or graduate students taking courses in optical fiber communications, photonics, or optoelectronics.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Basic optics
3 The optical fiber
4 Ray analysis of planar optical waveguide
5 Graded index optical fibers
6 Material dispersion
7 Planar waveguides
8 Characteristics of a step-index fiber
9 Graded Index fibers
10 Waveguide dispersion and design considerations
11 Sources for optical fiber communication
12 Detectors for optical fiber and communication
13 Fiber optic communication system design
14 Optical fiber Amplifiers
15 Dispersion compensation and chirping phenomenon
16 Optical solitons
17 Single-mode fiber optic components
18 Single mode optical fiber sensors
19 Measurement methods in optical fiber: I
20 Measurement methods in optical fibers: II
21 Periodic interactions in waveguides
22 Ray equation in Cartesian coordinates
23 Ray paths
24 Leaky modes