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An Introduction to Distributed Optical Fibre Sensors (Series in Fiber Optic Sensors)

This book explains physical principles, unique benefits, broad categories, implementation aspects, and performance criteria of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS). For each kind of sensor, the book highlights industrial applications, which range from oil and gas production to power line monitoring, plant and process engineering, environmental monitoring, industrial fire and leakage detection, and so on. The text also includes a discussion of such key areas as backscattering, launched power limitations, and receiver sensitivity, as well as a concise historical account of the field’s development. 
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 05/25/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 471 pages

Optical Fiber Communications

The fourth edition of this popular text and reference book presents the fundamental principles for understanding and applying optical fiber technology to sophisticated modern telecommunication systems. Optical-fiber-based telecommunication networks have b
Author: Gerd Keiser
Published by: Science Engineering & Math | Publication date: 09/10/2010
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 688 pages

Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIB: Systems and Networks (Optics and Photonics)

Optical Fiber Telecommunications VI (A&B) is the sixth in a series that has chronicled the progress in the R&D of lightwave communications since the early 1970s. Written by active authorities from academia and industry, this edition brings a fresh look to many essential topics, including devices, subsystems, systems and networks. A central theme is the enabling of high-bandwidth communications in a cost-effective manner for the development of customer applications. These volumes are an ideal reference for R&D engineers and managers, optical systems implementers, university researchers and students, network operators, and investors. Volume A is devoted to components and subsystems, including photonic integrated circuits, multicore and few-mode fibers, photonic crystals, silicon photonics, signal processing, and optical interconnections. Volume B is devoted to systems and networks, including advanced modulation formats, coherent detection, Tb/s channels, space-division multiplexing, reconfigurable networks, broadband access, undersea cable, satellite communications, and microwave photonics.
  • All the latest technologies and techniques for developing future components and systems
  • Edited by two winners of the highly prestigious OSA/IEEE John Tyndal award and a President of IEEE's Lasers & Electro-Optics Society (7,000 members)
  • Written by leading experts in the field, it is the most authoritative and comprehensive reference on optical engineering on the market
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 05/11/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1148 pages

Optical Fiber Telecommunications VIA: Chapter 4. Fundamentals of Photonic Crystals for Telecom Applications—Photonic Crystal Lasers (Optics and Photonics)

Photonic crystals, in which the refractive index changes periodically, provide an exciting tool for the manipulation of photons and have made substantial progresses in recent years. In this article, two topics regarding photonic crystal lasers are discussed: (i) ultimate nanolasers based on photonic bandgap effect and high-Q nanocavities and (ii) broad-area photonic crystal lasers based on photonic band-edge effect.
Author: Susumu Noda
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 05/03/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 26 pages

Optical Fiber Telecommunications VIA: Chapter 1. Advances in Fiber Distributed-Feedback Lasers (Optics and Photonics)

This chapter covers advances in fiber distributed-feedback (DFB) lasers and their potential use in modern coherent optical telecommunication systems. In particular, it describes novel DFB cavity designs and configurations and considers their impact on the laser performance. Special emphasis is given to the fiber parameters that define the power scalability and stability, the polarization performance, as well as the linewidth and phase noise characteristics. The wavelength coverage and tunability mechanisms are also discussed. The chapter finally reviews the use of fiber DFB lasers in non-telecom applications, such as advanced optical fiber sensors, and concludes with an outlook of the fiber laser technologies and their future prospects.
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 05/03/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 46 pages

Optical Fiber Telecommunications VIB: Chapter 21. Advances in 1–100GHz Microwave Photonics: All-Band Optical Wireless Access Networks Using Radio Over Fiber Technologies (Optics and Photonics)

Radio-over-fiber (RoF) link technology has been developed to support multiple wireless signals over optical fiber applications such as mobile backhaul networks and WLANs. Given that conventional wireless networks use packet-switch links between the central office and remote base stations, the cost and complexity of the high-speed wireless networks for data and video transmission increase exponentially while the area of effective coverage decreases. These wireless systems become more inefficient as the data rates and the carrier frequencies required for delivering multi-gigabit wireless services climb higher. However, radio-over-fiber link systems utilizing lightwave to carry multiple analog RF signals through optical fibers can greatly extend the cellular sizes while transparent to the bit rates, modulation formats, and protocols. As a result, the complexity of wireless system to deliver multi-band, multi-gigabit wireless services can be simplified by taking advantages of microwave photonics in optical wireless network design and system integration. The end-to-end RoF systems, from the generation schemes of 1–100 GHz optical wireless signals in the central office to the design of transceivers for base stations and radio access units, are reviewed and investigated in this chapter. Various radio-over-fiber link technologies and the optical wireless interface specifications required to build a converged multi-service, gigabit wireless access network are introduced. The system impairment and its mitigation of radio-over-fiber link transmission will be investigated and analyzed.
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 05/11/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 37 pages

Optical Fiber Telecommunications VIB: Chapter 5. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Its Application in Optical Communication Systems (Optics and Photonics)

The key question of current optical communications research is: how to maximize both capacity and transmission distance in future optical transmission networks by using spectrally-efficient modulation formats with coherent detection, and how can digital signal processing aid in this quest? There is a clear trade-off between spectral efficiency and transmission distance, since the more spectrally-efficient modulation formats are also more susceptible to optical fiber nonlinearities. This chapter illustrates the application of nonlinear backpropagation to mitigate for both linear and nonlinear transmission impairments for a range of modulation formats, at varying symbol-rates and wavelength spacings, and also by varying the signal bandwidth which is backpropagated. The basics of coherent receiver structure and DSP algorithms for chromatic dispersion compensation, equalization and phase recovery of PDM-BPSK, PS-QPSK, PDM-QPSK, PDM-8PSK, PDM-8QAM, and PDM-16QAM are reviewed and the effectiveness of the nonlinearity compensating DSP based on digital backpropagation is explored. This chapter includes a comprehensive literature review of the key experimental demonstrations of nonlinearity-compensating DSP.
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 05/11/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 101 pages

Troubleshooting Optical Fiber Networks: Understanding and Using Optical Time-Domain Reflectometers

Troubleshooting Optical Fiber Networks offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art information about time-domain fiber-optic testing. Readers will gain an understanding of how to troubleshoot optical-fiber networks using an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR), while learning the fundamental principles underlying the operation of these powerful testing instruments. From basic fiber optics and fiber testing, to detailed event-analysis techniques, this book covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications.
  • Only book available focusing solely on OTDR theory and practice
  • Covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications
  • Designed to be accessible to both engineers and system technicians
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 06/02/2004
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 437 pages

Introduction to Optical Communication, Lightwave Technology, Fiber Transmission, and Optical Networks

This book explains how optical communication systems are used to provide high-speed communication connections. You will learn basic optical principles including how to create and detect light signals, reflection and refraction, basic lightwave propagation and optical signal processing. Provided is an overview of the components and basic operation of optical systems including synchronous optical network (SONET), synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), fiber distributed data interface (FDDI), passive optical networks (PON) and dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM). The common types of network equipment such as ONU, ADM, and optical switches are described. Discover how optical transmitters and modulators operate including light emitting diodes (LEDs) and LASERS. The differences between these light sources are explained along with how some types of light sources are better suited to send information over short and long distances. Fiber optic transmission is described including how single mode and multimode optical fibers operate along with their transmission characteristics. You will learn how modal dispersion, material dispersion and cable bending affects the performance and ability of fiber cable to transfer light signals. The methods and devices used to couple light signals into and out of fiber cables are discussed. You will discover how photodetection and optical receivers convert optical signals into electrical signals along with the different types of photodetectors and their ability (sensitivity) to light signals. Explained are the basics of how optical demodulation and demultiplexing are used to receive and separate multiple wavelengths of optical signals. An introduction to testing in optical systems is included. The basic methods of optical fiber testing including continuity testing and measuring optical loss is included. Discover how to use an optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) to identify the specific locations of breaks or distortions in fiber cable. Learn the basic steps for fiber optic link and system acceptance testing. Troubleshooting processes and tips are included to help you diagnose and repair equipment and link failures along with how to maintain maintenance records. Some of the most important topics featured in this book are: • Ways to send data via optical systems • Optical Communication fundamentals • Single mode and multimode fiber transmission • LED and Laser Light Transmitters • Photodetectors and Optical Receivers • Lightwave switching • Optical network functional parts • SONET/SDH, FDDI, PON and DWDM systems • Testing optical networks
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 146 pages

Solitons in Optical Fibers: Fundamentals and Applications

Solitons are waves that retain their form through obstacle and distance. Solitons can be found in hydrodynamics, nonlinear optics, plasma physics, and biology. Optical solitons are solitary light waves that hold their form over an expansive interval. Conservation of this form creates an effective model for long distance voice and data transmission.The application of this principle is essential to the technology of wired communications. Optical solitons produce crystal clear phone calls cross-country and internationally. It is because of these that someone on the other end of the phone sounds 'in the next room.' It is also pertinent to high-speed network information transmittal.Mollenauer and Gordon have written the only text that an engineer or graduate student will need to understand this foundation subject in optics.*Written by Linn Mollenauer and James Gordon who are celebrated for applying optical solitons to telecommnications*Combines mathematical developments with well-chosen practical examples and design formulas*Extensive material on the basic physics of fiber optic transmission and its practical applications
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 03/08/2006
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 pages
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