This book provides a step-by-step discussion through each topic of fiber optics. Each chapter explores theoretical concepts of principles and then applies them by using experimental cases with numerous illustrations. The book works systematically through fiber optic cables, advanced fiber optic cables, light attenuation in optical components, fiber optic cable types and installations, fiber optic connectors, passive fiber optic devices, wavelength division multiplexing, optical amplifiers, optical receivers, opto-mechanical switches, and optical fiber communications. It includes important chapters in fiber optic lighting, fiber optics testing, and laboratory safety.
Abdul Al-Azzawi, PhD, has worked in the photonics manufacturing industry, research (NRC/Canmet), and teaching atAlgonquin College, Ontario, Canada. While employed at NRC, he participated in studying energysaving in a residential building and developing the green building assessment programme. As aphotonics engineer, he designed new production lines, modified products, developed manufacturingprocess, and designed new jigs. At Algonquin College, he has taught mechanical and photonics courses in the mechanical and photonics engineering programmes. He was a member of the founding team of the Photonics Engineering Programmes.
Contributors-Dr. Imad Hasan, Prof. Wael Ismaeil, Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, Eng. Valerie Dube
Chapter 1 Fibre-Optic Cables
Chapter 2 Advanced Fibre-Optic Cables
Chapter 3 Light Attenuation in Optical Components
Chapter 4 Fibre-Optic Cable Types and Installations
Chapter 5 Fibre-Optic Connectors
Chapter 6 Passive Fibre-Optic Devices
Chapter 7 Wavelength Division Multiplexer
Chapter 8 Optical Amplifiers
Chapter 9 Optical Receivers and Senders - Dr. Imad Hasan and Prof. Wael Ismaeil
Chapter 10 Optical Switches
Chapter 11 Laser Technology
Chapter 12 Optical-Fibre Communications - Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi
Chapter 13 Fibre-Optic Lighting
Chapter 14 Fibre-Optic Testing - Eng. Valerie Dube
Chapter 15 Photonics Laboratory Safety and Safety Ethics
Appendix A: Details of the Devices, Components, Tools and Parts
Appendix B: International System of Units (SI)
"Experiments are detailed and thorough, which make it easy for the students to understand and perform experiments, as well as compare the results with the theory. Adding a laser technology chapter in the current edition is certainly a positive approach to introduce new lasers."
- Kaisar R. Khan, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
"The practical approach and integration of the experimental work with the guiding text is very useful. This book provides some of the basic methods used in optical fiber systems in a very readable form with practical advice and steps to follow."
-John Girkin, Durham University, United Kingdom
"The book is easy to read. It is written for a wide range of readers' background. The book emphasizes the practical aspects of fiber optics and its applications."
-Nagwa Bekir, California State University Northridge, USA
"... it could be a very useful reference for an instructor teaching a course on fiber optics."
-Optics & Photonics News, November 2017