Understanding Optical Communications

An IBM Redbooks publication


Abstract

This book presents a high level technical overview of the emerging technologies of fibre optical communications and optical networking. Written at the ".technical conceptual" level it is intended as an introduction to the field for computer and data communication professionals.
Discussion is descriptive and an effort has been made to keep the use of mathematics to a minimum.
Although it is intended for professionals who already have some technical background, it is nevertheless relevant to anyone wishing to understand optical communication.
The primary topics of the book are:
Transmission of light on a fibre
Optical fibre, lasers, detectors, optical components
Use of fibre optics in electronic communications networks
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
Optical communications networks

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Publish Date
11 September 1998


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ISBN-10
0130201413

ISBN-13
9780130201416

IBM Form Number
SG24-5230-00

Number of pages
636