Fiber Optics: Principles and Advanced Practices, Second Edition, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Fiber Optics

Principles and Advanced Practices, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Abdul Al-Azzawi

CRC Press

448 pages | 250 B/W Illus.

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This book provides a step-by-step discussion through each topic of fiber optics. Each chapter explores theoretical concepts of principles and then applies them by using experimental cases with numerous illustrations. The book works systematically through fiber optic cables, advanced fiber optic cables, light attenuation in optical components, fiber optic cable types and installations, fiber optic connectors, passive fiber optic devices, wavelength division multiplexing, optical amplifiers, optical receivers, opto-mechanical switches, and optical fiber communications. It includes important chapters in fiber optic lighting, fiber optics testing, and laboratory safety.


"Experiments are detailed and thorough, which make it easy for the students to understand and perform experiments, as well as compare the results with the theory. Adding a laser technology chapter in the current edition is certainly a positive approach to introduce new lasers."

— Kaisar R. Khan, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

"The practical approach and integration of the experimental work with the guiding text is very useful. This book provides some of the basic methods used in optical fiber systems in a very readable form with practical advice and steps to follow."

—John Girkin, Durham University, United Kingdom

"The book is easy to read. It is written for a wide range of readers’ background. The book emphasizes the practical aspects of fiber optics and its applications."

—Nagwa Bekir, California State University Northridge, USA

"… it could be a very useful reference for an instructor teaching a course on fiber optics."

Optics & Photonics News, November 2017

Table of Contents






Chapter 1 Fibre-Optic Cables

Chapter 2 Advanced Fibre-Optic Cables

Chapter 3 Light Attenuation in Optical Components

Chapter 4 Fibre-Optic Cable Types and Installations

Chapter 5 Fibre-Optic Connectors

Chapter 6 Passive Fibre-Optic Devices

Chapter 7 Wavelength Division Multiplexer

Chapter 8 Optical Amplifiers

Chapter 9 Optical Receivers and Senders

Chapter 10 Optical Switches

Chapter 11 Laser Technology

Chapter 12 Optical-Fibre Communications

Chapter 13 Fibre-Optic Lighting

Chapter 14 Fibre-Optic Testing

Chapter 15 Photonics Laboratory Safety and Safety Ethics

Appendix A: Details of the Devices, Components, Tools and Parts

Appendix B: International System of Units (SI)



Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Optics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications