Table of contents for Optical communications essentials / Gerd Keiser.

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Basic Concepts of Communications Systems
Optical Terminology
Optical vs. Electrical: Capacity Advantages
Reflection, Refraction, and Polarization
Optical Transmission Equipment and Protocols
Optical Fibers
Light Sources and Transmitters
Optical Fiber Connectors
Passive Optical Components: Bragg Fiber Gratings, Isolators, Filters
Optical Amplifiers
DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
Optical Fiber Networks
Network Performance Parameters
Performance Degradation Effects
Designing Optical Fiber Links and Networks
Intelligent Optical Networks
Optical Cable Installation
System Maintenance and Control
Test and Measurement
Fiber and Component Manufacturing
Optical MANs, LANs, and Video Distribution Systems
Free Space Optical Systems
Symbols and Parameters

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Optical communications