From Handbook of Optics: Fiber Optics and Nonlinear Optics, Volume IV, Second Edition

Casimer DeCusatis Part Editor

IBM Corporation
Poughkeepsie, New York

Guifang Li Part Editor

School of Optics/The Center for Research and Education
in Optics and Lasers (CREOL), University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Chapter 1: OPTICAL FIBERS AND FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS
Chapter 2: OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEM OVERVIEW
Chapter 3: NONLINEAR EFFECTS IN OPTICAL FIBERS
Chapter 4: SOURCES, MODULATORS, AND DETECTORS FOR FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Chapter 5: OPTICAL FIBER AMPLIFIERS
Chapter 6: FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATION LINKS (TELECOM, DATACOM, AND ANALOG)
Chapter 7: SOLITONS IN OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
Chapter 8: TAPERED-FIBER COUPLERS, MUX AND DEMUX
Chapter 9: FIBER BRAGG GRATINGS
Chapter 10: MICRO-OPTICS-BASED COMPONENTS FOR NETWORKING
Chapter 11: SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL AMPLIRERS AND WAVELENGTH CONVERSION
Chapter 12: OPTICAL TIME-DIVISION MULTIPLEXED COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Chapter 13: WAVELENGTH DOMAIN MULTIPLEXED (WDM) FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Chapter 14: INFRARED FIBERS
Chapter 15: OPTICAL FIBER SENSORS
Chapter 16: FIBER-OPTIC COMMUNICATION STANDARDS

Tom G. Brown

The Institute of Optics
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

1.1 GLOSSARY

A

open loop gain of receiver amplifier

A

pulse amplitude

a

core radius

a P

effective pump area

A eff

effective (modal) area of fiber

A i

cross-sectional area of ith layer

B

data rate

B n

noise bandwidth of amplifier

c

vacuum velocity of light

D

fiber dispersion (total)

E i

Young s modulus

e LO, e S

polarization unit vectors for signal and local oscillator fields

F

tensile loading

F e

excess noise factor (for...

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Fiber Optic Filters
Fiber optic filters allow only specific wavelengths to pass into a larger fiber optic system.
Fiber Lasers
Fiber lasers use optical fibers doped with low levels of rare-earth halides as the lasing medium to amplify light.
Fiber Optic Cables
Fiber optic cables are composed of one or more transparent optical fibers enclosed in protective coverings and strength members. Fiber optic cables are used to transmit "light" data.
Fiber Optic Attenuators
Fiber optic attenuators are devices that reduce signal power in fiber optic links by inducing a fixed or variable loss. They are used to control the power level of optical signals at the outputs of light sources and electrical-to-optical (E/O) converters. They are also used to test the linearity and dynamic range of photo sensors and photo detectors.
Fiber Optic Light Guides
Fiber optic light guides are bundles of optical fibers used for the controlled deliver of light. They tend to be more rigid, and transmit well in both the visible and near-infrared (near-IR) regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.  Fiber optic light guides are sometimes called fiber optic light pipes (fiber optic lightpipes). 

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