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This book describes in a comprehensive manner the components and systems of fiber optic communications and networks. The first section explains the theory of multimode and single-mode fibers, then the technological features, including manufacturing, cabling, and connecting. The second section describes the various components (passive and active optical components, integrated optics, opto-electronic transmitters and receivers, and optical amplifiers) used in fiber optic systems. Finally, the optical transmission system design is explained, and applications to optical networks and fiber optic sensors are detailed, including the most recent developments in switched networks, high bit-rate systems, and FTTH or radio over fiber.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848210493
ISBN-10: 1848210493
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 164mm x 25mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Pierre Lecoy

Pierre Lecoy has worked as Professor at Ecole Centrale Paris, France since 1984. His research interests include fiber-optic sensors and radio over fiber networks.Graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) and Dr-Ing, Pierre Lecoy worked at France-Telecom then at Alcatel in the field of fiberoptic communications, and is since 1984 Professor at Ecole Centrale. His research works concern fiberoptic sensors and rado over fiber networks.