Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Physics of High Speed Lasers

  3. Direct Modulation of Semiconductor Lasers Beyond Relaxation Oscillation

  4. Fiber Transmission Effects, System Perspectives and Innovative Approach to Broadband mm-wave Subcarrier Optical Signals

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 166-211

About this book


Designed for a one-semester course on fiber-optics systems and communication links, this book provides a concise but rigorous treatment of the theory and practice of analog (linear) fiber-optics links and systems that constitute the foundation of Hybrid Fiber Coax infrastructure in present-day CATV distribution and cable modem Internet access. Emerging applications in remote fiber-optic feed for free-space millimeter wave enterprise campus networks are also described. Issues such as dispersion and interferometric noise are treated quantitatively, and means for mitigating them are explained. This broad but concise text will thus be invaluable not only to students of fiber-optics communication but also to practicing engineers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kam Y. Lau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Cory HallUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25350-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49906-0
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