Optical Components

Optical Components

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Optical fiber use in telecommunications has matured beyond a basic point-to-point system. The optical signals by themselves are now multiplexed with other signals, switched, and re-routed. Achieving this requires many different optical components.

Chapter Contents:

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Connectors
  • 6.2.1 Multimode Connectors
  • 6.2.2 Single-Mode Connectors
  • 6.3 Splices
  • 6.4 Couplers and Splitters
  • 6.5 Wavelength Division Multiplexers (WDM) and Filters
  • 6.6 Circulators
  • 6.7 Isolators
  • 6.8 Attenuators
  • 6.9 Switches
  • 6.10 Modulators

Inspec keywords: optical fibres; optical elements

Other keywords: point-to-point system; optical signals; optical fiber; optical components; telecommunications

Subjects: Fibre optics; Optical elements, devices and systems; Fibre optics and fibre waveguides

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