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Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It

The world of fiber optic connections reaching neighborhoods, homes, and businesses will represent as great a change from what came before as the advent of electricity. The virtually unlimited amounts of data we’ll be able to send and receive through fiber†‘optic connections will enable a degree of virtual presence that will radically transform health care, education, urban administration and services, agriculture, retail sales, and offices. Yet all of those transformations will pale in comparison to the innovations and new industries that we can’t even imagine today. In a fascinating account combining policy expertise with compelling on†‘the†‘ground reporting, Susan Crawford reveals how the giant corporations that control cable and internet access in the United States use their tremendous lobbying power to tilt the playing field against competition, holding back the infrastructure improvements necessary for the country to move forward. And she shows how a few cities and towns are fighting monopoly power to bring the next technological revolution to their communities.  
Published by: Yale University Press | Publication date: 01/08/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 264 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

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

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

Polymer Optical Fibres: Fibre Types, Materials, Fabrication, Characterisation and Applications (Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials Book 89)

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: 08/25/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 425 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

Optical Fiber Telecommunications Volume VIA: Components and Subsystems (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.
  • 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: 05/03/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 794 pages

Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications (Devices, Circuits, and Systems Book 36)

Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications describes the physical principles of, and latest developments in, optical fiber sensors. Providing a fundamental understanding of the design, operation, and practical applications of fiber optic sensing systems, this book:
  • Discusses new and emerging areas of research including photonic crystal fiber sensors, micro- and nanofiber sensing, liquid crystal photonics, acousto-optic effects in fiber, and fiber laser-based sensing
  • Covers well-established areas such as surface plasmon resonance sensors, interferometric fiber sensors, polymer fiber sensors, Bragg gratings in polymer and silica fibers, and distributed fiber sensors
  • Explores humidity sensing applications, smart structure applications, and medical applications, supplying detailed examples of the various fiber optic sensing technologies in use
Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications draws upon the extensive academic and industrial experience of its contributing authors to deliver a comprehensive introduction to optical fiber sensors with a strong practical focus suitable for undergraduate and graduate students as well as scientists and engineers working in the field.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 12/19/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 575 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: 02/14/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 108 pages

Deep Learning Fundamentals: An Introduction for Beginners

***** BUY NOW (will soon return to 13.68 $) *****Are you thinking of learning deep Learning fundamentals, concepts and algorithms? If you are looking for a complete beginners guide to learn deep learning with examples, in just a few hours, this book is for you.This book is the first part of the book deep learning with Python write by the same author. From AI Sciences Publisher Our books may be the best one for beginners; it's a step-by-step guide for any person who wants to start learning Artificial Intelligence and Data Science from scratch. It will help you in preparing a solid foundation and learn any other high-level courses.Instead of tough math formulas, this book contains several graphs and images. Book Objectives
  • Have an appreciation for deep learning and an understanding of their fundamental principles.
  • Have an elementary grasp of deep learning concepts and algorithms.
  • Have achieved a technical background in deep learning and neural networks.
Target Users
  • Anyone who is intrigued by how algorithms arrive at predictions but has no previous knowledge of the field.
  • Software developers and engineers with a strong programming background but seeking to break into the field of machine learning.
  • Seasoned professionals in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning who desire a bird’s eye view of current techniques and approaches.
What’s Inside This Book?
  • Introduction
  • Teaching Approach
  • What is Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning?
  • Mathematical Foundations of Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning Fundamentals
  • Fully Connected Neural Networks
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Generative Adversarial Networks
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Introduction to Deep Neural Networks with Keras
  • Sources & References
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is this book for me and do I need programming experience?A: if you want to smash Machine Learning from scratch, this book is for you. No programming experience is required. The present only the fundamental concepts and algorithms of deep learning. It will be a good introduction for beginners.Q: Can I loan this book to friends?A: Yes. Under Amazon’s Kindle Book Lending program, you can lend this book to friends and family for a duration of 14 days.Q: Can I have a refund if this book doesn’t fit for me?A: Yes, Amazon refund you if you aren't satisfied, for more information about the amazon refund service please go to the amazon help platform. We will also be happy to help you if you send us an email.***** MONEY BACK GUARANTEE BY AMAZON ***** Editorial Reviews"This is an excellent book, it is a very good introduction to deep learning and neural networks. The concepts and terminology are clearly explained. The book also points out several good locations on the internet where users can obtain more information. I was extremely happy with this book and I recommend it for all beginners"- Prof. Alain Simon, EDHEC Business School. Statistician and DataScientist."This book wasexcellent for beginners who need to use deep learning techniques in the realworld. The book explain a method, concepts and applications. Then it show you the construction of the algorithms and finished off with what you would actually use in practice. It very easy book to follow and understand. I would recommend this to anyone looking to develop a step-by-step understanding of deep learning."- David Pit, Head of Research Analysis at BCG
Author: Chao Pan
Published by: AI Sciences LLC | Publication date: 06/13/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 95 pages
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