Fiber-Optic Communication Systems
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Govind P. Dr. Agrawal is a professor at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester and a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He is also a Senior Scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Agrawal is author or coauthor of more than 300 research papers, book chapters, and monographs.
"Good book, but many errors" according to Jason Haas. Agrawal is very well regarded in the field and in general the book is solid. I am using this book for a graduate level Optical Networks class. The major issue is that there are a lot of errors in the book, especially in the problems.. Good reference book but a really bad book to learn from. The book is not written for students; it's more like a collection of facts pasted together. On the plus side, the material is logically organized, and this makes it very easy to find what you're looking for. (Which, again, is what makes this a very good reference book). And, the book is complete: everything you need to know is there - semicond. optical amplifiers, optical receivers and transmitters, optical solitons; the whole nine yards. But if you want a learning book, look elsewhere. From the back cover: "Students and researchers alike will benefit from extensive pedagogical aids includ. Farseem Mohammedy said nice and useful. This is a very useful text and reference book for electrical engineers and others who are interested. Its definitely meant for the graduate students and trained engineers and not for the beginners. I used this book as a graduate text and am immensely benefitted as I often require to revise many issues regarding my research. Provides many useful comparisons and references.
"Despite the otherwise excellent quality of the book, there are also several typos, in the text as well as in the problems." (Optics and Photonics News, 13 May 2011)
All other chapters are updated, as well.. This 4th edition incorporates recent advances that have occurred, in particular two new chapters. This book provides a comprehensive account of fiber-optic communication systems. The 3rd edition of this book is used worldwide as a textbook in many universities. The second chapter focuses on new techniques such as all-optical regeneration that are under development and likely to be used in future communication systems. One deals with the advanced modulation formats (such as DPSK, QPSK, and QAM) that are increasingly being used for improving spectral efficiency of WDM lightwave systems