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Optical Fibers and RF
A natural combination
The optical fiber industry has experienced a period of consolidation and reorganization and is now poised for a new surge in growth. To take advantage of that growth, and to respond to the demand to use fiber more efficiently, designers need a better understanding of fiber optics. Taking the approach that optical fibers are an extension of RF-based communications, the author explains basic optical concepts, applications, and systems; the nature and performance characteristics of optical fibers; and optical sources, connectors and splices. Subsequent chapters explore current applications of fiber optic technology. Appropriate for use as a college text, this is an accessible and thorough treatment of fiber optics, without an intimidating amount of mathematical derivations.
About the Author
Malcolm Romeiser teaches at Embry Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, and consults within the industry. Prior to teaching, he managed R&D groups at Bell Laboratories on a wide variety of transmission technologies. Involved in optical fiber technology since its inception, he led an optical fiber systems research group at Bellcore in the late 1980's.