Optics


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Optics
1010606OpticsIt is easy to argue that the general field of optics has enabled all of the successes of the fiber optics industry. Indeed, from a historical point of view, it is plain to see that the theory of guided waves of optical-wavelength signals has existed since Maxwell’s time. The real breakthroughs came when new materials were introduced that made long distance propagation a reality. That development, along with high-performance lasers and erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, has introduced a whole new world of capability.The rules in this chapter are intended to introduce some basic optics concep…
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John Lester Miller: Optical Communications Rules of Thumb. Optics, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export