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Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 4th Edition

Govind P. Agrawal

ISBN: 978-0-470-92282-8 February 2012 626 Pages


This book provides a comprehensive account of fiber-optic communication systems. The 3rd edition of this book is used worldwide as a textbook in many universities. This 4th edition incorporates recent advances that have occurred, in particular two new chapters. One deals with the advanced modulation formats (such as DPSK, QPSK, and QAM) that are increasingly being used for improving spectral efficiency of WDM lightwave systems. The second chapter focuses on new techniques such as all-optical regeneration that are under development and likely to be used in future communication systems. All other chapters are updated, as well.

1 Introduction.

1.1 Historical Perspective.

1.2 Basic Concepts.

1.3 Optical Communication Systems.

1.4 Lightwave System Components.



2 Optical Fibers.

2.1 Geometrical-Optics Description.

2.2 Wave Propagation.

2.3 Dispersion in Single-Mode Fibers.

2.4 Dispersion-Induced Limitations.

2.5 Fiber Losses.

2.6 Nonlinear Optical Effects.

2.7 Fiber Design and Fabrication.



3 Optical Transmitters.

3.1 Semiconductor Laser Physics.

3.2 Single-Mode Semiconductor Lasers.

3.3 Laser Characteristics.

3.4 Optical Signal Generation.

3.5 Light-Emitting Diodes.

3.6 Transmitter Design.



4 Optical Receivers.

4.1 Basic Concepts.

4.2 Common Photodetectors.

4.3 Receiver Design.

4.4 Receiver Noise.

4.5 Coherent Detection.

4.6 Receiver Sensitivity.

4.7 Sensitivity Degradation.

4.8 Receiver Performance.



5 Lightwave Systems.

5.1 System Architectures.

5.2 Design Guidelines.

5.3 Long-Haul Systems.

5.4 Sources of Power Penalty.

5.5 Forward Error Correction.

5.6 Computer-Aided Design.



6 Multichannel Systems.

6.1 WDM Lightwave Systems.

6.2 WDM Components.

6.3 System Performance Issues.

6.4 Time-Division Multiplexing.

6.5 Subcarrier Multiplexing.

6.6 Code-Division Multiplexing.



7 Loss Management.

7.1 Compensation of Fiber Losses.

7.2 Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers.

7.3 Raman Amplifiers.

7.4 Optical Signal-To-Noise Ratio.

7.5 Electrical Signal-To-Noise Ratio.

7.6 Receiver Sensitivity and Q Factor.

7.7 Role of Dispersive and Nonlinear Effects.

7.8 Periodically Amplified Lightwave Systems.



8 Dispersion Management.

8.1 Dispersion Problem and Its Solution.

8.2 Dispersion-Compensating Fibers.

8.3 Fiber Bragg Gratings.

8.4 Dispersion-Equalizing Filters.

8.5 Optical Phase Conjugation.

8.6 Channels at High Bit Rates.

8.7 Electronic Dispersion Compensation.



9 Control of Nonlinear Effects.

9.1 Impact of Fiber Nonlinearity.

9.2 Solitons in Optical Fibers.

9.3 Dispersion-Managed Solitons.

9.4 Pseudo-linear Lightwave Systems.

9.5 Control of Intrachannel Nonlinear Effects.



10 Advanced Lightwave Systems.

10.1 Advanced Modulation Formats.

10.2 Demodulation Schemes.

10.3 Shot Noise and Bit-Error Rate.

10.4 Sensitivity Degradation Mechanisms.

10.5 Impact of Nonlinear Effects.

10.6 Recent Progress.

10.7 Ultimate Channel Capacity.



11 Optical Signal Processing.

11.1 Nonlinear Techniques and Devices.

11.2 All-Optical Flip-Flops.

11.3 Wavelength Converters.

11.4 Ultrafast Optical Switching.

11.5 Optical Regenerators.



A System of Units.

B Acronyms.

C General Formula for Pulse Broadening.

D Software Package.

This new updated edition incorporates recent advances that have occurred in this area including new chapters dealing with advanced modulation formats and new techniques for optical regeneration.
"Despite the otherwise excellent quality of the book, there are also several typos, in the text as well as in the problems." (Optics and Photonics News, 13 May 2011)
The book offers many student problems and a Solutions Manual for Instructors
The book is accompanied by a CD by Optiwave containing OptiSystem which students can use to design point-to-point optical links
The book has been fully updated to reflect the latest advances and includes two new chapters one dealing with advanced modulation formats (such as DPSK, QPSK, and QAM) and the other with new techniques such as all-optical regeneration.