2nd Edition

Fiber Optics Principles and Advanced Practices, Second Edition

By Abdul Al-Azzawi Copyright 2017
    480 Pages
    by CRC Press

    478 Pages 250 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.






    Contributors-Dr. Imad Hasan, Prof. Wael Ismaeil, Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, Eng. Valerie Dube


    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 - Dr. Imad Hasan and Prof. Wael Ismaeil

    Chapter 10 Optical Switches

    Chapter 11 Laser Technology

    Chapter 12 Optical-Fibre Communications - Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi

    Chapter 13 Fibre-Optic Lighting

    Chapter 14 Fibre-Optic Testing - Eng. Valerie Dube

    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)




    Abdul Al-Azzawi, PhD,  has worked in the photonics manufacturing industry, research (NRC/Canmet), and teaching atAlgonquin College, Ontario, Canada. While employed at NRC, he participated in studying energysaving in a residential building and developing the green building assessment programme. As aphotonics engineer, he designed new production lines, modified products, developed manufacturingprocess, and designed new jigs. At Algonquin College, he has taught mechanical and photonics courses in the mechanical and photonics engineering programmes. He was a member of the founding team of the Photonics Engineering Programmes.

    "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