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Lightwave Communications

George C. Papen, University of California, San Diego, Richard E. Blahut, University of Illinois

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This pioneering, course-tested text is the first to combine communications theory with the physics of optical communications. Comprehensive and rigorous, it brings together an in-depth treatment of the physical characteristics of the guided lightwave channel with the study of modern methods of algorithmic-based communication in time and space. The many different levels at which a lightwave communication signal can be described are integrated to provide a unified explanation of how a commonplace bit stream is transformed into a physical lightwave,…

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  • The first book to combine a rigorous treatment of the physical characteristics of the guided lightwave channel with the study of modern methods of algorithmic-based communication in time and space
  • Can be tailored to a range of different single-semester and single-quarter courses, for both graduate and senior undergraduate students
  • Adopts a layered pedagogical approach, and provides end-of-chapter problems as well as extensive background and reference material on linear systems, random signals, and electromagnetics for students with different backgrounds

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