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Fiber Optic Test and Measurement
Author: Derickson, Dennis

Cover: Hard cover
Pages: 642
List Price: $85.00
Published by Prentice Hall
Date Published: 07/1997
ISBN: 0135343305


The complete, practical guide to testing any fiber optic communication system. If you're responsible for designing or maintaining a fiber optic network, you can't afford to be without this authoritative, complete source of test and measurement information. This book presents measurement principles for characterizing all three basic components of a fiber optic communication system: the optical transmitter, fiber medium and optical receiver. The book also covers system level measurements, and discusses the principles and limitations of current testing equipment. You'll learn how to test to SONET/SDH international standards, and how to choose the best approach to testing today's new erbium doped fiber amplifiers. You'll find detailed recommendations for understanding polarization states, and learn the best ways to test and measure Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) fiber systems. The book includes detailed coverage of testing fiber in the local loop, using optical power meters and optical time domain reflectometers. It also reviews the latest state-of-the-art 10 Gb/s systems, and those on the horizon. Above all, this is a practical guide. It will help you get accurate results right now -- without having to become an expert in fiber optic theory.

  • Explains the principles and limitations of test equipment.
  • Covers advanced technologies, including Wave Division Multiplexing, erbium doped fiber amplifiers, and 10 Gb/s fiber systems.
  • Shows how to test fiber optic systems to international SONET/SDH standards.