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Fiber Optic Communications (5th Edition)

Fiber Optic Communications (5th Edition)
Author: Joseph C. Palais
ISBN 13: 9780130085108
ISBN 10: 130085103
Edition: 5th
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2004-09-20
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 456
List Price: $168.80

The book contains numerous illustrations and worked examples and provides a periodical listing at the end of the book, including 69 new books. The fourth edition of Fiber Optic Communications has been revised to include the latest developments in fiber optics as well as coverage of a variety of new topics. It also presents expanded discussions of many additional topics.

A valuable reference book on fiber optics communications for professionals in a variety of jobs, including engineers, fiber design engineers, electrical engineers, and electronic technicians, among others.


An introduction requiring no background in fiber optics or optic communications and only the simplest concepts from algebra and trigonometry; results are explained in physical terms wherever possible, though numerical values are given for the range of typical device parameters. Successful readers should be able to design and specify systems and to choose and evaluate system components such as fibers, light sources, detectors, and couplers as well as commercially available sub-systems such as complete transmitters and receivers. First published in 1984 and revised here from the 1992 edition to keep up with changes in the technology and the industry. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.