Introduction to Fiber Optics: A Straightforward Guide, Second Ed

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John Crisp's "Introduction to Fiber Optics" is well established as an introductory text for engineers, managers and students. It meets the needs of systems designers, installation engineers, electronic engineers and anyone else who wants to gain a working knowledge of fiber optics with a minimum of maths. Review questions are included within the text to enable the reader to check their understanding as they work through the book.The second edition includes new chapters on LANs, installation techniques, and the international BICSI standards.Whether you are looking for a complete self-study course in fiber optics, a concise reference text to dip into or a course text that is readable and straightforward, John Crisp has the solution.Contents:
Preface; Optic fiber and light - a brilliant combination; What makes the light stay in the fiber?; The choice of frequency; Propagation of light along the fiber; Decibels; Losses in optic fibers; Dispersion and our attempts to prevent it; Real cables; Connecting optic fibers - the problems; Fusion splicing; Mechanical splices; Connectors; Couplers; Light sources and detectors; Testing a system; System design - or, will it work?; The transmission of signals; Organizing optic fiber within a building; LANs and topology; Some final thoughts; Glossary.
©2001, 230 pages.