Table of contents for Fiber-optic communication systems / Govind P. Agrawal.


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Preface.  
1. Introduction.  
1.1 Historical Perspective.  
1.2 Basic Concepts.  
1.3 Optical Communication Systems.  
1.4 Lightwave System Components.  
2. Optical Fibers.  
2.1 Geometrical-Optics Description.  
2.2 Wave Propagation.  
2.3 Dispersion in Single-Mode Fibers.  
2.4 Dispersion-Induced Limitations.  
2.5 Fiber Losses.  
2.6 Nonlinear Optical Effects.  
2.7 Fiber Manufacturing.  
3. Optimal Transmitters.  
3.1 Basic Concepts.  
3.2 Light-Emitting Diodes.  
3.3 Semiconductor Lasers.  
3.4 Control of Longitudinal Models.  
3.5 Laser Characteristics.  
3.6 Transmitter Design.  
4. Optical Receivers.  
4.1 Basic Concepts.  
4.2 Common Photodetectors.  
4.3 Receiver Design.  
4.4 Receiver Noise.  
4.5 Receiver Sensitivity.  
4.6 Sensitivity Degradation.  
4.7 Receiver Performance.  
5. Lightwave Systems.  
5.1 System Architectures.  
5.2 Design Guidelines.  
5.3 Long-Haul Systems.  
5.4 Sources of Power Penalty.  
5.5 Computer-Aided Design.  
6. Optical Amplifiers.  
6.1 Basic Concepts.  
6.2 Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers.  
6.3 Raman Amplifiers.  
6.4 Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers.  
6.5 System Applications.  
7. Dispersion Management.  
7.1 Need for Dispersion Management.  
7.2 Precompensation Schemes.  
7.3 Postcompensation Techniques.  
7.4 Dispersion-Compensating Fibers.  
7.5 Optical Filters.  
7.6 Fiber Bragg Gratings.  
7.7 Optical Phase Conjugation.  
7.8 Long-Haul Lightwave Systems.  
7.9 High-Capacity Systems.  
8 Multichannel Systems.  
8.1 WDM Lightwave Systems.  
8.2 WDM Components.  
8.3 System Performance Issues.  
8.4 Time-Division Multiplexing.  
8.5 Subcarrier Multiplexing.  
8.6 Code-Division Multiplexing.  
9 Soliton Systems.  
9.1 Fiber Solitons.  
9.2 Soliton-Based Communications.  
9.3 Loss-Managed Solitons.  
9.4 Dispersion-Managed Solitons.  
9.5 Impact of Amplifier Noise.  
9.6 High-Speed Soliton Systems.  
9.7 WDM Soliton Systems.  
10 Coherent Lightwave Systems  
10.1 Basic Concepts.  
10.2 Modulation Formats.  
10.3 Demodulation Schemes.  
10.4 Bit-Error Rate.  
10.5 Sensitivity Degradation.  
10.6 System Performance.  
Appendix A: System of Units.  
Appendix B: Acronyms.  
Appendix C: General Formula for Pulse Broadening.  
Appendix D: Ultimate System Capacity.  
Appendix E: Software Package.  
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Optical communications, Fiber optics