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Fiber-Optic Systems for Telecommunications

ISBN: 978-0-471-41477-3
416 pages
August 2002
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  • Concentrates on practical applications rather than theory.
  • The author is an established name in the field.
  • Offers a tutorial and practical approach for practitioners and students alike.
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Table of Contents



Introduction to Fiber-Optic Transmission.

Fiber-Optic Cable.

Connectors, Splices, and Other Passive Devices.

Light Sources.

Light Detectors.

Impairments to Light Transmission.

Regenerators and Fiber-Optic Amplifiers.

Wave-Division Multiplexing.

Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH).

Link Engineering of Lightwave Systems.

Outside Plant Considerations.

System Availability and Survivability.

Powering Options to Improve Availability.

Hybrid Fiber-Coax (HFC) Systems.

On-Premises Wiring of Buildings--Fiber Optics.

Tools for Trouble Shooting Fiber-Optic Systems.

Optical Networking.

Appendix: Acronyms and Abbreviations.

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Author Information

ROGER L. FREEMAN is a widely recognized expert in telecommunications systems engineering, with over forty-five years of experience in the field. He is the founder and principal of Roger Freeman Associates, a senior life member of the IEEE, and a member of the SCTE. Previous to this Mr. Freeman was principal engineer for advanced system planning at the Raytheon Company; technical manager of ITT Marine, Europe, and staff consultant for ITT Laboratories, Madrid, Spain, and ITU Regional Planning Expert for Northern South America.
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"...comprehensively written and illustrated..." (Measurement & Control, May 2003)
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