Principles of Optics for Passive Components



In a fiber optic communication system, many different optical components are used. In previous chapters, we discussed active components, which are used for three purposes:
  1. 1.

    converting electrical signals to optical signals;

  2. 2.

    amplifying optical signals transmitted in the fiber;

  3. 3.

    converting optical signals back to electrical signals.



Refractive Index Wavelength Division Multiplexer Optical Component Faraday Rotator Passive Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan, R.O.C.

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