1st Edition

Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary

By J.K. Petersen Copyright 2002
    1078 Pages 280 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    1078 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Within a few short years, fiber optics has skyrocketed from an interesting laboratory experiment to a billion-dollar industry. But with such meteoric growth and recent, exciting advances, even references published less than five years ago are already out of date.

    The Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary fills a gap in the literature by providing instructors, hobbyists, and top-level engineers with an accessible, current reference. From the author of the best-selling Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, this comprehensive reference includes fundamental physics, basic technical information for fiber splicing, installation, maintenance, and repair, and follow-up information for communications and other professionals using fiber optic components. Well-balanced, well-researched, and extensively cross-referenced, it also includes hundreds of photographs, charts, and diagrams that clarify the more complex ideas and put simpler ideas into their applications context.

    Fiber optics is a vibrant field, not just in terms of its growth and increasing sophistication, but also in terms of the people, places, and details that make up this challenging and rewarding industry. In addition to furnishing an authoritative, up-to-date resource for relevant industry definitions, this dictionary introduces many exciting recent applications as well as hinting at emerging future technologies.

    Alphabetical listings
    Fiber Optics Timeline
    Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) ITU-T Series Recommendations
    List of World Wide Web Search Engines
    List of Internet Domain Name Extensions
    Short List of Request for Comments (RFC)
    National Associations
    Dial Equivalents, Radio Alphabet, Morse Code, Metric Prefixes/Values
    ASCII Character and Control Codes


    Petersen, J.K.

    "The Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary contains more than 10,000 entries … with very basic and clear definitions. The format makes it easy to use … The historical data, tables, and appendices make this an interesting volume …"
    - E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 11, November 2004