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Optical Communications

Components and Systems, 1st Edition

By J.H. Franz, V.K. Jain

Narosa

717 pages | 326 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2000-09-14
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The advantages of optical communications are many: ultra-high speed, highly reliable information transmission, and cost-effective modulation and transmission links to name but a few. It is no surprise that optical fiber communications systems are now in extensive use all over the world. Along with software and microelectronics, optical communication represents a key technology of modern telecommunication systems.

Optical Communications: Components and Systems provides the basic material required for advanced study in theory and applications of optical fiber and space communication systems. After a review of some fundamental background material, component-based chapters discuss all relevant passive and active optical and optoelectronic components used in point-to-point links and in networks. Systems chapters address the analysis and optimization of both incoherent and coherent systems, introduce fiber optic link design, and discuss physical limits. The authors also provide an overview of applications such as optical networks and optical free-space communications.

The advanced interactive multimedia communications of today and the future rely on optical fiber and space communication techniques. Optical Communications: Components and Systems offers engineers and physicists a working reference for the selection and design of optical communication systems and provides engineering students with a valuable text that prepares them for work in this essential and rapidly growing field.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

History

Modern Optical Communications

Organization of the Book

OPTICAL SOURCES AND TRANSMITTERS

Introduction

Principle of Optical Sources

Light Emitting Diodes

Lasers

Optical Transmitter

LASER NOISE

Reasons and Formation of Laser Noise

Statistical Properties of Laser Noise

Relaxation Oscillations

Influence of Filtering

Reduction of Laser Noise

OPTICAL FIBERS

Types of Optical Fibers

Optical Propagation Theory

Fiber Attenuation

Fiber Dispersion

Fiber Design and Selection Issues

Fiber Materials, Fabrication, and Cabling

Fiber Splices and Connectors

Nonlinear Effects in Fibers

Fiber Bragg-Gratings

POLARIZATION FLUCTUATIONS

Polarization Propagation in Single-Mode Fiber

Matrix of Polarization Propagation

Reduction of Polarization Fluctuations

OPTICAL DETECTORS AND RECEIVERS

Photodetectors

Types of Photodetectors

Noise in Photodiodes

Minimum Detectable Power

Optical Receiver Configurations

OPTICAL AMPLIFIERS

Types of Optical Amplifiers

Comparison Between Semiconductor and Fiber Amplifiers

Applications of Optical Amplifiers

Noise in Optical Amplifiers

Noise Figure of Amplifier

OPTICAL NETWORK COMPONENTS

Field Access Techniques

Directional Couplers

Wavelength Division Multiplexer and Demultiplexer

Attenuators, Isolators, Circulators and Polarizers

Tunable Filters

Fixed Filters

Modulators

Routing and Switching Elements

Wavelength Converters

Optical Bistability and Digital Optics

FUNDAMENTALS OF OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Principle of Direct and Coherent Detection Receivers

Receiver Performance

Components of Optical Communication System

Signals in Optical Communication System

Eye Pattern and Probability of Error

INCOHERENT SYSTEMS:ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION

Analysis

Optimization

Influence of Laser Noise

Calculations for a Receiver: An Example

Incoherent Systems with Optical Amplifiers

COHERENT SYSTEMS:ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION

Homodyne Systems

Heterodyne Systems with Coherent Detection

Heterodyne Systems with Incoherent Detection

Coherent Systems with Optical Amplifiers

Comparison of Calculation Methods in Heterodyne Detection

SYSTEMS COMPARISON, APPLICATIONS AND PHYSICAL LIMITS

Systems Comparison under Ideal Conditions

Systems Comparison under Real Conditions

Applications and Special Problems of Realization

Physical Limits for Optical Communications

FIBER LINK DESIGN

Long-Haul Systems

Power Budget

Time Budget

Maximum Link Length Calculation

OPTICAL NETWORKS

Principle of Networks

Background of Optical Networks

Fiber-Supported Networks

All-Optical Networks

Trends in Optical Communication Networks

OPTICAL SPACE COMMUNICATIONS

Introduction

Applications of Optical Space Communications

Comparison with Microwave Systems

Coherent Optical Space Communications

Drawbacks and Problems of Realization

System Description and Design

APPENDIX

Trans-Atlantic Transmission Links

GRIN-Rod Lens

INDEX

Each chapter also contains references.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI053000
SCIENCE / Optics
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications
TEC061000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mobile & Wireless Communications