Fiber-Optic Communication Systems

Fourth Edition

Author: Govind P. Agrawal, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA

Book Information

ISBN: 978-0-470-50511-3
Title: Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 4th Edition
Author: Govind P. AGRAWAL
Published: 2010


This book provides a comprehensive account of fiber-optic communication systems. The 3rd edition of this book is used worldwide as a textbook in many universities. This 4th edition incorporates recent advances that have occurred, in particular two new chapters (10 and 11). Chapter 10 deals with the advanced modulation formats (such as DPSK, QPSK, and QAM) that are increasingly being used for improving spectral efficiency of WDM lightwave systems. Chapter 11 focuses on new techniques such as all-optical regeneration that are under development and likely to be used in future communication systems. All other chapters are updated, as well.


bullet Comprehensive up-to-date coverage of the entire field
bullet Problems at the end of each chapter suitable for a course
bullet Focus on fundamental as well as engineering aspects
bullet Can be used as a graduate textbook for a course in lightwave technology and optical communications.

CONTENTS: Introduction; Optical Fibers; Optical Transmitters; Optical Receivers; Lightwave Systems; Multichannel Systems; Loss Management; Dispersion Management; Control of Nonlinear Effects; Advanced Lightwave Systems; Optical Signal Processing; Appendices; Index.

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