About the Book :
This book is intended to fulfill the requirements of a graduate-level textbook in the field of optical communications. An attempt is made to include as much recent material as possible so that students are exposed to the recent advances in this exciting field. The book can also serve as a reference text for researchers already engaged in or wishing to enter the field of optical fiber communications. The reference list at the end of each chapter is more elaborate than what is common for a typical textbook. The listing of recent research papers should be useful for researchers using this book as a reference. At the same time, students can benefit from it if they are assigned problems requiring reading of original research papers. A set of problems is included at the end of each chapter to help both teacher and student.
About the Author :
Govind P. Agrawal is a professor at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is the author or coauthor of over 300 research papers, book chapters, and monographs.
Interesting Facts :
The third edition of a proven best seller The book is accompanied by a Solutions Manual A comprehensive, up to date account of fiber-optic communication systems Book is accompanied by CD-ROM providing applications based on text
Preface. 1. Introduction. 1.1 Historical Perspective. 1.2 Basic Concepts. 1.3 Optical Communication Systems. 1.4 Lightwave System Components. 2. Optical Fibers. 2.1 Geometrical-Optics Description. 2.2 Wave Propagation. 2.3 Dispersion in Single-Mode Fibers. 2.4 Dispersion-Induced Limitations. 2.5 Fiber Losses. 2.6 Nonlinear Optical Effects. 2.7 Fiber Manufacturing. 3. Optimal Transmitters. 3.1 Basic Concepts. 3.2 Light-Emitting Diodes. 3.3 Semiconductor Lasers. 3.4 Control of Longitudinal Models. 3.5 Laser Characteristics. 3.6 Transmitter Design. 4. Optical Receivers. 4.1 Basic Concepts. 4.2 Common Photodetectors. 4.3 Receiver Design. 4.4 Receiver Noise. 4.5 Receiver Sensitivity. 4.6 Sensitivity Degradation. 4.7 Receiver Performance. 5. Lightwave Systems. 5.1 System Architectures. 5.2 Design Guidelines. 5.3 Long-Haul Systems. 5.4 Sources of Power Penalty. 5.5 Computer-Aided Design. 6. Optical Amplifiers. 6.1 Basic Concepts. 6.2 Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers. 6.3 Raman Amplifiers. 6.4 Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers. 6.5 System Applications. 7. Dispersion Management. 7.1 Need for Dispersion Management. 7.2 Precompensation Schemes. 7.3 Postcompensation Techniques. 7.4 Dispersion-Compensating Fibers. 7.5 Optical Filters. 7.6 Fiber Bragg Gratings. 7.7 Optical Phase Conjugation. 7.8 Long-Haul Lightwave Systems. 7.9 High-Capacity Systems. 8 Multichannel Systems. 8.1 WDM Lightwave Systems. 8.2 WDM Components. 8.3 System Performance Issues. 8.4 Time-Division Multiplexing. 8.5 Subcarrier Multiplexing. 8.6 Code-Division Multiplexing. 9 Soliton Systems. 9.1 Fiber Solitons. 9.2 Soliton-Based Communications. 9.3 Loss-Managed Solitons. 9.4 Dispersion-Managed Solitons. 9.5 Impact of Amplifier Noise. 9.6 High-Speed Soliton Systems. 9.7 WDM Soliton Systems. 10 Coherent Lightwave Systems 10.1 Basic Concepts. 10.2 Modulation Formats. 10.3 Demodulation Schemes. 10.4 Bit-Error Rate. 10.5 Sensitivity Degradation. 10.6 System Performance. Appendix A: System of Units. Appendix B: Acronyms. Appendix C: General Formula for Pulse Broadening. Appendix D: Ultimate System Capacity. Appendix E: Software Package. Index.