Optical Fiber Communications

Optical Fiber Communications (Paperback)

By Mohammed Alhaider 
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Publisher: Notion Press
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9781948147613
No. of Pages: 216
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

Optical fiber communication has indeed come a long way from the 1970s. From being a favorite subject of science fiction movies and books, today it is believable reality that finds applications in many spheres.

This book explores the dominant role of optical fiber communication in the telecommunication industry, as it caters to the ever-increasing demand for high data rate transmission. It provides an overview of the history and origin of optic fiber communication and discusses the manufacturing techniques, characteristics and current applications of optic fibers. It also describes the types of fiber links in use today, the elements of optic fiber communication and the design considerations. It finally presents a brief outlook of the proposed new technologies to overcome the limitations of current optical fibers and enhance their data carrying capacity to meet the emerging demands worldwide.

The book is targeted at students (as an introductory course material) and those who are not familiar with the subject and are eager to know more.

About The Author

Mohammed Alhaider obtained his BSc in electrical engineering from King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1968 and his MSc and PhD in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, in 1972 and 1977 respectively. He joined KSU in 1977 as assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 1988. He retired in 2004. During the course of his career, he held the positions of Deputy Dean and then Dean, College of Engineering at KSU. He published over 60 papers and participated in the translation of two books in electronics. He also translated a book on the management of electric energy business, from English to Arabic. He coauthored a book on communication (in Arabic) and authored two books, one on optical fiber communication (in Arabic) and the other on an introduction to engineering. He established and supervised a data processing center at the new KSU campus during 1985-1987.

During the course of his professional experience, Alhaider spent thirty years with the Arriyadh Development Authority as a technical consultant (from April 1980). Since 2005, he has been working as a consultant and senior academic advisor to Alfaisal University. Alhaider is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) in the United Kingdom, a chartered engineer, a European Engineer, and an International Professional Registration Advisor for the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is a Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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Title: Optical Fiber Communications
Publisher: Notion Press
Author: Mohammed Alhaider
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
EAN: 9781948147613
No. of Pages: 216
Binding: Paperback


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