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Optical Communications, 2nd Edition

Optical Communications, 2nd Edition

Robert M. Gagliardi, Sherman Karp

ISBN: 978-0-471-54287-2 February 1995 368 Pages


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This updated edition concentrates on modern analysis and design. Includes new material in the key areas of digital communications, fiber optics, lightwave networks, atmospheric channels and space links--all of which are now critical topics in optical applications. Contains brief sections on optical hardware and device descriptions. Features new homework problems and references.

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The Optical Communication System.

Optical Field Reception.


Noncoherent (Direct) Detection.

Coherent (Heterodyne) Detection.

Optical Digital Communications.

Fiberoptic Communications.

Fiber Networks.

The Atmospheric Optical Channel.

Pointing, Acquisition, and Tracking in Space Optics.