Developed as an introductory course, this up-to-date text discusses the major building blocks of present-day fiber-optic systems and presents their use in communications and sensing.
Starting with easy-to-understand ray propagation in optical fibers, the book progresses towards the more complex topics of wave propagation in planar and cylindrical waveguides. Special emphasis has been given to the treatment of single-mode fibers the backbone of present-day optical communication systems. It also offers a detailed treatment of the theory behind optoelectronic sources (LEDs and injection laser diodes), detectors, modulators, and optical amplifiers. Contemporary in terms of technology, it presents topics such as erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) and wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) along with dense WDM.
Building upon these fundamental principles, the book introduces the reader to system design considerations for analog and digital fiber-optic communications. Emphasis ha s also been given to fiber-optic sensors and laser-based systems along with their industrial and other applications.
This student-friendly text would be very useful to undergraduate students pursuing instrumentation, electronics, and communication engineering. It would also prove to be a good text for postgraduate students of physics.
Chapter 1. Introduction
Part I : FIBER OPTICS
Chapter 2. Ray Propagation in Optical Fibers
Chapter 3. Wave Propagation in Planar Waveguides
Chapter 4. Wave Propagation in Cylindrical Waveguides
Chapter 5. Single-mode Fibers
Chapter 6. Optical Fiber Cables and Connections
PART II : OPTOELECTRONICS
Chapter 7. Optoelectronic Sources
Chapter 8. Optoelectronic Detectors
Chapter 9. Optoelectronic Modulators
Chapter 10. Optical Amplifiers
PART III : APPLICATIONS
Chapter 11. Wavelength-division Multiplexing
Chapter 12. Fiber-optic Communication System
Chapter 13. Fiber-optic Sensors Laser-Based Systems
PART IV : LAB-ORIENTED PROJECTS
Chapter 14. Laser-based Systems
Chapter 15. Lab-oriented Projects
R.P. Khare is presently Professor of Physics/Instrumentation at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. A PhD in optical materials, he has published several research papers in Indian and international journals and has several years of teching experience in fiber optics and optoelectronics.