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Optical Components For Communications: Principles And Applications

Optical Components for Communications is an incomparable book that provides the reader with an understanding of a highly technical subject in a way that is both academically sound and easy to read. Readers with a fundamental understanding of physics from an undergraduate degree will find Dr. Lin's explanation of the principles of quantum physics and optics in this book easy to grasp. This book is also exceptional in its ability to span a subject from the very abstract, fundamental principles of operations to the very specific real world applications of the technology.

Hardcover: 332 pages

Publisher: Springer; 2004 edition (December 31, 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1402076363

ISBN-13: 978-1402076367

Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The book is a little more technical than an easy reading book on optical components. You would need a degree in physics or electrical engineering to understand. And the author uses a lot of math to discuss the concepts. But it's a readable book if you're just looking for the main concepts on each chapter. You can skip a lot of the math and focus on the english. I wish the book was more english and less math, but overall it's an intelligently written book and covers all the main components that you need to undersand optical and laser communication systems.

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