Author : DR. R.K. SINGH
Price INR : ₹.449.00
ISBN 13 : 9788126531349
ISBN 10 : 8126531347
Pages : 380
Type : P
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Optical Fiber Communication System is written for the undergraduate students of Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering. Written in a lucid language, and organized in 12 chapters, the book discusses light propagation in optical fibers, transmission characteristics of optical fibers, signal degradation, fabrication and characteristics of light emitting diode, fabrication and characteristics of lasers, power launching and coupling, optical detector, analysis and performance of optical receiver, network and application.


Using a mathematical approach with well-illustrated explanations and numerous solved examples, this book reflects the expertise of the author who has an experience of more than 20 years in teaching. A useful appendix at the end of the book gives mathematical pre-requites for readers.

Introduction to Optical Fiber Communication System

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Demands of Information Age

1.3 Optical Information Processing: Challenges

1.4 Evolution of Fiber Optics

1.5 Overview of Optical Communication

1.6 Block Diagram of Optical-Fiber Communication System

1.7 Technology Used in Optical-Fiber Communication Systems

1.8 Advantages of Optical-Fiber Communication Systems

1.9 Communication Link

1.10 Signals

1.11 Channel Capacity

1.12 Optical Fiber Communication Link

Light Propagation in Optical Fiber

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Maxwell’s Equations

2.3 Equation of Waveguide

2.4 The Nature of Light

2.5 Light Propagation Through Medium

2.6 Structure and Types of Fiber

Optical Fiber and Its Transmission Characteristics

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Ray Optics Theory (Approach) or Geometrical Optics Theory (Approach) of Light Propagation in Wave-Guide/Fiber

3.3 Optical Guided Modes in Planar Waveguide: Wave Optics Theory (Approach)

3.4 Single-Mode Fiber

3.5 Fiber Material

3.6 Fabrication of Fiber

3.7 Applications of Optical Fibers

3.8 Mechanical Properties of Fiber

3.9 Fiber-Optic Cables

Transmission Characteristics of Optical Fibers and Signal Degradation

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Attenuation

4.3 Signal Degradation in Optical Waveguides

4.4 Pulse Broadening In Graded-Index Waveguide

4.5 Single-Mode Fiber Designing

4.6 Mode Coupling

Optical Source: Fabrication and Characteristics of LED

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Visible LED

5.3 Infrared LEDs

5.4 LED Configuration and Performance

5.5 Materials for Visible LED

5.6 LED Operating Characteristics

Optical Source: Fabrication and Characteristics of Laser

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Principles of Laser Action

6.3 Physics of Semiconductor

6.4 Efficiency of Laser Diode

6.5 Structures and Types of Laser Diode

6.6 Laser Modulation

Power Launching and Coupling

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Source-to-Fiber Power Launching

7.3 Improvement in Coupling by Using Lensing Scheme

7.4 Fiber-to-Fiber Joints

Fiber Optical Communication Systems and Components

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Couplers

8.3 Transmitter and Receiver for Optical Link

8.4 Modulation and Modulators

8.5 Receiver

8.6 Transceiver and Repeaters

8.7 Optical Switches

8.8 Fiber Splicing

8.9 Optical Connectors

8.10 Bit-Error Rate Determination

Optical Detector

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Optical Absorption in Semiconductor

9.3 Types of Photodiodes

9.4 Avalanche Photodiode

9.5 InGaAs/InP PIN Photodetector For 0.95-1.65 lm Wavelength

9.6 Photoconductive Detector or Photoconductor

9.7 Phototransistors

Analysis and Performance of Optical Receiver

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Photodiode for Optical Receiver

10.3 Optical Receiver Design

10.4 Some Recent Receiver Circuits

10.5 System Configuration and Power Budget

Optical Measuring Devices and Measurement Methods

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Reduction in Bandwidth Due to Dispersion

11.3 Measurement Standards

11.4 Basic Test Equipment

11.5 Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer

11.6 Requirement of Testing

Network and Its Applications

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Local Area Networks

12.3 Network Layers

12.4 Frames

12.5 Quality of Service

12.6 Shared Versus Switch Media

12.7 Ethernet

12.8 Some Network Devices

12.9 Premises Cabling

12.10 Escon

12.11 Computer Systems

12.12 ATM Networks

12.13 Sonet


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DR. R.K. SINGH, PhD (Electronics Engineering), M.Tech. (Electronics and Control Engineering), is professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Kumaon Engineering College (an autonomous college under the Government of Uttrakhand), Dwarahat, and officer on special duty (OSD) at Uttrakhand Technical University, Dehradun.


Dr. Singh is recipient of several state- and center-level awards for his contributions to the field of education and research. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Singh is member of several professional societies-Institute of Engineers, Indian Science Congress Association and Indian Society of Technical Education. His areas of interest and research are Solid-State Devices and Materials, Electronics and Communication. An author of six engineering books, Dr. Singh has published several research papers in international journals and conferences and organized national and international conferences.