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Lightwave Communications

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  • Date Published: February 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108427562

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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, how that lightwave travels through an optical fiber, and how it is then transformed back into the bit stream. Background fundamentals such as linear systems and electromagnetics are explained in relation to modern topics such as channel models, encoding, modulation and interference, and end-of-chapter problems are provided throughout. This is an essential text for students taking courses on optical communications, as well as researchers and professionals working in the area.

    • 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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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108427562
    • length: 970 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 47 mm
    • weight: 2.05kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Background
    3. The guided lightwave channel
    4. The linear lightwave channel
    5. The nonlinear lightwave channel
    6. Random signals
    7. Lightwave components
    8. The electrical channel
    9. The information channel
    10. Modulation and demodulation
    11. Interference
    12. Channel estimation
    13. Channel codes
    14. The information capacity of a lightwave channel
    15. The quantum optics model
    16. The quantum lightwave channel.

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    Lightwave Communications

    George C. Papen, Richard E. Blahut

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    George C. Papen, University of California, San Diego
    George C. Papen is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

    Richard E. Blahut, University of Illinois
    Richard E. Blahut is the Emeritus Henry Magnuski Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, having served as the Department Head from 2001 to 2008. He has authored a series of advanced textbooks on the mathematical aspects of theoretical informatics, is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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