IMPORTANT MESSAGE: We are relocating warehouses on Tuesday, 4th April. Our last orders will be dispatched on Monday, 3rd April and we will resume dispatch on Thursday, 6th April. Back-Orders and Express Orders may be delayed if ordered during this period. If you are unsure regarding your order, please send us an email on: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Developed as an introductory course, this up-to-date text discusses the major building blocks of present-day fiber-optic systems and presents their use in communications and sensing. Starting with easy-to-understand ray propagation in optical fibers, the book progresses towards the more complex topics of wave propagation in planar and cylindrical waveguides. Special emphasis has been given to the treatment of single-mode fibers the backbone of present-day optical communication systems. It also offers a detailed treatment of the theory behind optoelectronic sources (LEDs and injection laser diodes), detectors, modulators, and optical amplifiers. Contemporary in terms of technology, it presents topics such as erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) and wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) along with dense WDM. Building upon these fundamental principles, the book introduces the reader to system design considerations for analog and digital fiber-optic communications. Emphasis ha s also been given to fiber-optic sensors and laser-based systems along with their industrial and other applications. This student-friendly text would be very useful to undergraduate students pursuing instrumentation, electronics, and communication engineering. It would also prove to be a good text for postgraduate students of physics.