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Fiber Optic Reference Guide 3rd Edition

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Fiber optics plays a key role in communications, as well as in broadcast and cable systems. Engineers working with fiber optics as well as newcomers to the industry will find the third edition of this reference guide invaluable. It will help the reader develop a solid understanding of the underlying principles of this rapidly changing technology as well as its essential practical applications. The text is thoroughly indexed and illustrated.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 3 edition (March 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240804864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240804866
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #703,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased this book, "Introduction to Fiber Optics" by Crisp and "Understanding Fiber Optics" by Hecht to get up to speed on the technology. I work in finance, and am not an engineer. I found this book to be the most clear of the three, and by far the easiest to understand. This book had better diagrams and used better analogies to explain the technology than did the other two books.
The book was laid out logically, and did a good job of building on knowledge explained in previous chapters. There were one page summaries at the tale of each chapter, which were helpful in allowing you to either skip or skim the text. The glossary at the end of the book was especially useful, as was the end chapter on future trends within the industry. The book was a quick read, and once I had finished it I felt comfortable engaging in a discussion with people much more accomplished in the field than myself.
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This book is an excellent resource for getting up to speed on fiber optics quickly. It does a good job at explaining the basics of fiber cables, lasers, modulators, receivers. If you know nothing about fiber optics, you can read this in a weekend and get an overview of most of the field. This book doesn't go into the mathematics or physics much. If that is what you are looking for, then the book isn't what you want. I highly recommend this book.
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This is an excellent overview covering a wide range of fiber optic system-related topics. It is particularly useful for the working engineer, because it covers the basic information succinctly and without complex mathematical analyses. End-of-chapter references point the reader to sources of more detailed information. From the basics of optical waveguides, the operation of passive and active devices, and system design considerations - this guide provides an excellent 'first step' on the path to clear understanding.
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The best Introduction to fiber optics I have seen so far. A must own for the fiber optic neophyte.
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