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Essentials of Modern Optical Fiber Communication

  • Focuses on the physical essentials of fiber communication systems

  • Combines a solid coverage of the necessary fundamentals is with an in-depth discussion of recent relevant research results

  • Includes many worked examples and problems and provides a solutions manual for lecturers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Reinhold Noé
    Pages 1-2
  3. Reinhold Noé
    Pages 3-187
  4. Reinhold Noé
    Pages 189-326
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-337

About this book


This is a concise introduction into optical fiber communication. It covers important aspects from the physics of optical wave propagation and amplification to the essentials of modulation formats and receivers. The combination of a solid coverage of necessary fundamental theory with an in-depth discussion of recent relevant research results enables the reader to design modern optical fiber communication systems. The book serves both graduate students and professionals. It includes many worked examples with solutions for lecturers.
For the second edition, Reinhold Noé made many changes and additions throughout the text so that this concise book presents the essentials of optical fiber communication in an easy readable and understandable way.


Dielectric Waveguide Modulation Format Optical Amplifier Optical Receivers Optical Waveguide

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.EIM-EUniversität PaderbornPaderbornGermany

About the authors

Reinhold Noé is Professor for Optical Communication and High-Frequency Engineering at Paderborn University in Germany, since 1992. He has been working for Infineon (2001), Siemens (1988-1992) and Bellcore (1987-1988). He obtained Dr.-Ing. (1987)  and Dipl.-Ing. (1984) degrees in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Munich, Germany. With his coworkers, he received the Innovation Prize of the Land Northrhine-Westphalia in the category Innovation (2008), founded Novoptel GmbH (2010) and has authored about 300 journal and conference publications.

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