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Content: Preface, Page vii1 - Optic fiber and light—a brilliant combination, Pages 1-92 - What makes the light stay in the fiber?, Pages 10-173 - The choice of frequency, Pages 18-224 - Propagation of light along the fiber, Pages 23-395 - Decibels, Pages 40-516 - Losses in optic fibers, Pages 52-607 - Dispersion and our attempts to prevent it, Pages 61-708 - Real cables, Pages 71-869 - Connecting optic fibers—the problems, Pages 87-9610 - Fusion splicing, Pages 97-10711 - Mechanical splices, Pages 108-11212 - Connectors, Pages 113-13213 - Couplers, Pages 133-14614 - Light sources and detectors, Pages 147-15515 - Testing a system, Pages 156-17416 - System design—or, will it work?, Pages 175-19117 - The transmission of signals, Pages 192-20018 - Designing an optical system and selecting components, Pages 201-21119 - LANs and topology, Pages 212-21920 - Some final thoughts, Pages 220-223Bibliography, Page 224Glossary, Pages 225-231Quiz time answers, Pages 232-242Index, Pages 243-246
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