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Optical Fiber Communication Systems / Edition 1

Optical Fiber Communication Systems / Edition 1


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This comprehensive book makes the important technologies and mathematical concepts behind today's optical communications systems accessible and understandable to practicing and future electrical and communication engineers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780890067567
Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/1996
Series: The Artech House Optoelectronics Library
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 714
Sales rank: 1,075,328
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Currently a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, Leonid Kazovsky's career has involved extensive research in wavelength division multiplexing, high-speed optical networks, analog links, phased-array radar, and non-linear effects in optical fibers. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Leningrad Institute of Electrical Communications. Sergio Benedetto is a professor of Trasmissione Numerica at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where he also earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Dr. Benedetto is currently researching coding theory and digital communications over optical fibers. Alan Willner is a professor at the University of Southern California and is a former postdoctoral member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He earned his B.A. in Physics from Yeshiva University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

The Communications Toolbox: Introduction. Probability and Random Variables. Some Important Probability Distributions. Signals and Systems. Random Processes. Spectral Analysis. Narrowband Signals and Systems. Elements of Detection Theory. From Light to Signals. Basic Optical Fiber Communications Components: Introduction. The Refractive Index and the Laws of Reflection and Refraction. Total Internal Refraction. Step Index Fibers and Slab Waveguides. Maxwell's Equations in the Slab Waveguide. Even Propagation Modes. Odd Propagation Modes. Number of Modes and Single-Mode Fibers. Phase Velocity. Group Velocity. Attenuation and Dispersion. Dispersion-Shifted and Dispersion-Flattened Fibers. Polarization-Maintaining and Single-Polarization Fibers. The P-N Junction. Single Heterostructure. Double Heterostructure. LED Physical Structure. The LED Rate Equation. LED Output Spectrum. LED Modulation Response. The Fabry-Perot Resonator. Semiconductor Laser Physical Structure. Laser Output Spectrum—Spectral Width and Linewidth. Bragg Reflections. Distributed Feedback (DFB) and Distributed Bragg Reflection (DBR) Lasers. Rate Equations. The Steady-State Solution to the Rate Equations. Laser Modulation—Step Response. Laser Modulation—Sinusoidal Frequency Response. Relative Intensity Noise (RIN), Phase and Frequency Noise, Chirp. Laser Package. The PIN Photodiode. The Avalanche Photodiode, ADP. Basic Binary Optical Communication System: Introduction. System Description. Performance Evaluation. Coherent Systems: Motivations and Basics. Fundamental Receiver Sensitivity—Homodyne Systems. Heterodyne Systems—Synchronous Detection. Heterodyne Systems—Asynchronous Detection. Heterodyne Systems—Weakly Synchronous Detection. Summary and Comparison of Fundamental Sensitivities. Optical Hybrids. Phase Noise and Linewidth. Synchronous Systems. Asynchronous Systems. Weakly Synchronous Systems. How to Deal with Phase Noise—Summary. Polarization Fluctuations. Appendix A—Statistics of Phase Noise to Amplitude Conversion. Appendix B—Evaluation of Averages by Quadrature Rules. Optical Amplifiers: Introduction. Semiconductor Amplifiers. Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier. Comparison of Major SOA and EDFA Characteristics. Other Fiber Amplifiers. Soliton Systems: Intuitive Explanation of Solitons. Advantages of Solitons for Long Distance Transmission. Derivation of Solitons. Amplitude, Duration, Energy, and Power. Higher-Order Solitons. Qualitative Physical Explanation of Solitons. Estimation of Peak Pulse Power Required for Solitons. Fiber Loss and its Compensation. Lumped Amplifiers in Soliton Systems. Polarization Dispersion. Amplified Spontaneous Emission Noise in Soliton Systems. Error Rates in Soliton Systems. Soliton Experiments. Using Recirculating Loops. Wavelength Division Multiplexing with Solitons. Bidirectional Soliton Systems. Sources of Soliton Pulses. Beyond the Gordon-Haus Limit. Multichannel Systems: Introduction. Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM). Wavelength-Division Multiplexing. Subcarrier Multiplexing. Code-Division Multiplexing. Space-Division Multiplexing. Network Issues.

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