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: 03/22/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition
Optical Fibers describes the theoretical basis—electromagnetic theories—of transmission characteristics of optical fibers. The material and fabrication technologies are not described systematically, but only briefly where necessary to assist comprehension of the transmission characteristics. This book comprises 11 chapters, with an introductory chapter that discusses such topics as optical communications before the advent of optical fibers, a technical background of the subject matter, and a summary of its history. Succeeding chapters then discuss basic concepts and equations; ray theory of optical fibers; wave theory of uniform-core fibers; wave theory of nonuniform-core fibers; and classification and comparison of various analysis methods. Other chapters cover optimum refractive-index profile of optical fibers; optical fibers having structural fluctuations; measurement of refractive-index profile of optical fibers; measurement of transmission characteristics of optical fibers; and finally, some concluding remarks. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of electronic engineering and electrical communications.
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 12/02/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Optical Fibers covers numerous research works on the significant advances in optical fibers, with particular emphasis on their application.This text is composed of three parts encompassing 15 chapters. The first part deals with the manufacture of optical fibers and the materials used in their production. The second part describes optical-fiber connectors, terminals and branches. The third part is concerned with the major optoelectronic components encountered in optical-communication systems.This book will be of value to research scientists, engineers, and patent workers.
Published by: Pergamon | Publication date: 07/22/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 650 pages
Optical Fiber Sensors for loT and Smart Devices (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
This brief provides a review of the evolution of optical fiber sensing solutions and related applications. Unique production methods are presented and discussed, highlighting their evolution and analyzing their complexity. Under this scope, this brief presents the existing silica optical fiber sensors and polymer optical fiber sensors solutions, comparing its field of action (sensitivity, accuracy), complexity of manufacture and economic cost.Special attention is given to low-cost production methods. This brief evaluates the different existing techniques, assessing the accuracy and suitability of these sensors for possible Internet of Things (IoT) integration in different considered scenarios. Critical analytical techniques, also covered in this brief, are expected to play a key role in the world of IoT and the smart city of tomorrow.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 02/14/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 89 pages
Optical Fiber Communication Systems with MATLAB® and Simulink® Models, Second Edition (Optics and Photonics)
Carefully structured to instill practical knowledge of fundamental issues, Optical Fiber Communication Systems with MATLAB® and Simulink® Models describes the modeling of optically amplified fiber communications systems using MATLAB® and Simulink®. This lecture-based book focuses on concepts and interpretation, mathematical procedures, and engineering applications, shedding light on device behavior and dynamics through computer modeling.Supplying a deeper understanding of the current and future state of optical systems and networks, this Second Edition:
- Reflects the latest developments in optical fiber communications technology
- Includes new and updated case studies, examples, end-of-chapter problems, and MATLAB® and Simulink® models
- Emphasizes DSP-based coherent reception techniques essential to advancement in short- and long-term optical transmission networks
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 12/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 899 pages
Optical Fiber Telecommunications VIA: Chapter 18. Technology and Applications of Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) in Telecommunications (Optics and Photonics)
Liquid crystal is now the dominant technology for flat-screen displays and has been used in telecom systems since the late 1990s. More recently, the adoption of liquid crystals in Wavelength Selective Switches—with the control of light on a pixel-by-pixel basis—has been enabled by developments in Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) backplane technologies derived from projection displays. This chapter outlines the operating principles of LCoS in existing wavelength-switching applications and describes the broad scope of new opportunities that are arising from the intrinsic performance and flexibility of LCoS as a switching medium.
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 05/03/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 45 pages
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: 06/02/2004Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 437 pages
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.
- 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 the market
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 05/03/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 794 pages
Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, Characterisation and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials)
Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications explores polymer optical fibers, specifically their materials, fabrication, characterization, measurement techniques, and applications. Optical effects, including light propagation, degrading effects of attenuation, scattering, and dispersion, are explained. Other important parameters like mechanical strength, operating temperatures, and processability are also described. Polymer optical fibers (POF) have a number of advantages over glass fibers, such as low cost, flexibility, low weight, electromagnetic immunity, good bandwidth, simple installation, and mechanical stability.
- Provides systematic and comprehensive coverage of materials, fabrication, properties, measurement techniques, and applications of POF
- Focuses on industry needs in communication, illumination and sensors, the automotive industry, and medical and biotechnology
- Features input from leading experts in POF technology, with experience spanning optoelectronics, polymer, and textiles
- Explains optical effects, including light propagation, degrading effects of attenuation, scattering, and dispersion
Published by: Woodhead Publishing | Publication date: 08/25/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 436 pages
Odyssey of Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers: Theory and Applications presents a collection of breakthrough research portraying the odyssey of light from optical solitons to optical rogue waves in nonlinear optical fibers. The book provides a simple yet holistic view on the theoretical and application-oriented aspects of light, with a special focus on the underlying nonlinear phenomena.Exploring the very frontiers of light-wave technology, the text covers the basics of nonlinear fiberoptics and the dynamics of electromagnetic pulse propagation in nonlinear waveguides. It also highlights some of the latest advances in nonlinear optical fiber technology, discussing hidden symmetry reductions and Ablowitz–Kaup–Newell–Segur (AKNS) hierarchies for nonautonomous solitons, state-of-the-art Brillouin scattering applications, backpropagation, and the concept of eigenvalue communication—a powerful nonlinear digital signal processing technique that paves the way to overcome the current limitations of traditional communications methods in nonlinear fiber channels.Key chapters study the feasibility of the eigenvalue demodulation scheme based on digital coherent technology by throwing light on the experimental study of the noise tolerance of the demodulated eigenvalues, investigate matter wave solitons and other localized excitations pertaining to Bose–Einstein condensates in atom optics, and examine quantum field theory analogue effects occurring in binary waveguide arrays, plasmonic arrays, etc., as well as their ensuing nonlinear wave propagation.Featuring a foreword by Dr. Akira Hasegawa, the father of soliton communication systems, Odyssey of Light in Nonlinear Optical Fibers: Theory and Applications serves as a curtain raiser to usher in the photonics era. The technological innovations at the core of the book form the basis for the next generation of ultra-high speed computers and telecommunication devices.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 600 pages