Fibre Optic Essentials, Easy Reading for Both Professionals and Laymen

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The book starts with a basic discussion on light waves and the phenomenon of refraction and reflection. It then goes on to introduces the reader to the field of fibre optics and covers some of the recent developments, such as fibre amplifiers, dispersion compensation and nonlinear effects. A number of other applications are also presented.

Examples and comparison with everyday experience are provided wherever possible to help the reader's comprehension. Diagrams are also included to aid in the visualization of certain concepts. The book is intentionally kept non-mathematical with the hope that it will provide easy reading and understanding of fibre optics for both professionals and laymen.

Authors Bio:

K. Thyagarajan, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi. He was a recipient of the 1997 Lucent Technologies Finolex-Voice Lasers: Theory And Applications; Optical Electronics; Introduction To Fibre Optics, And Lagrangian Optics.


  • Preface.
  • Units and Abbreviations.
  • Introduction.
  • Light Waves.
  • Carrier Wave Communication.
  • Optical Users.
  • Loss in Optical Fibres.
  • Pulse Dispersion in Multimode Optical Fibres.
  • Pulse Dispersion in Single-Mode Optical Fibres.
  • Fibre Optic Communication Systems.
  • Erbium-Doped Fibre Amplifiers and Fibre Lasers.
  • Raman Fibre Amplifiers.
  • Fibre Bragg Gratings.
  • Fibre Optic Components.
  • Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibres.
  • Optical Fibre Sensors.
  • References and Suggested Reading.
  • Index.

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