Optical fibre systems

  • W. Buchanan

Abstract

One the greatest revolutions in data communications is the usage of light waves to transmit digital pulses through fibre optic cables. A light carrying system has an almost unlimited information capacity. Theoretically, it has more than 200 000 times the capacity of a satellite TV system.

Keywords

Quartz Attenuation Polyethylene GaAs Sine 

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© Chapman & Hall 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Buchanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EECENapier UniversityEdinburghUK

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