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Expanded coverage of power penalties, 10-Gb/s links, WDM devices, optical networks.
A comprehensive treatment of optical-link constituents such as optical fibers, light sources, photo detectors, connecting and coupling devices, and optical amplifiers.
The design principles of digital and analog optical fiber transmission links, including optical power budgets, signal rise times, line coding, and noise effects on system performance.
The operating principles of wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and the components needed for its realization.
Descriptions of the architectures and the performance characteristics of optical networks for connecting users having a wide range of transmission needs.
Discussions of advanced optical communication techniques such as solition transmission, optical CDMA, and ultrafast optical time-division multiplexing.
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