From the Back Cover
Introduces the optoelectronic fundamentals needed to understand fiber optic (and related) devices and systems.The book begins with a basic introduction to essential concepts of optics and solid state physics, and the fundamentals of light modulation. Next, it introduces display devices, lasers, photodetectors, fiber optic waveguides, and other optoelectronic devices. There is detailed coverage of optical communications systems using analog, ASK, FSK and PSK modulation; wavelength division multiplexing, and other important technologies. Finally, the book reviews noncommunication applications of fiber optics.All engineers, physicists, students and others interested in optoelectronics.