Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016     Views: 46

This is my favorite book for the topic of fiber optics:

Hecht, Jeff. Understanding fiber optics. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. ix, 790 p. Includes bibliographical references (p. 757-759) and index. 

Hecht has an informative website that can help with the basics: http://www.jeffhecht.com/ 

I added a list of books, articles and websites about fiber optics.

The Corning Museum of Glass has some resources on our website:

http://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/optical-fiber

http://www.cmog.org/article/burst-energy-glass-amplifies-light

http://www.cmog.org/article/getting-whole-picture-bundled-glass-fibers 

Objects: http://www.cmog.org/artwork/optical-fiber

http://www.cmog.org/artwork/optical-amplifier

These links may be helpful:

"How Fiber Optics Work" by Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D. - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/fiber-optic.htm 

Both Corning and Schott have information about fiber optics on their websites. Don't hesitate to contact them if you have questions.

http://www.us.schott.com/advanced_optics/english/search/index.html?start=0&num=10&www.us.schott.com=1&microsites.schott.com=1&adv_s=n&q=fiber+optics

Schott download library: http://www.us.schott.com/english/download/index.html (look for other resources on their website -- they also have lots of great publications.

Corning: http://www.corning.com/index.aspx

http://www.corning.com/products_services/telecommunications/index.aspx

Corning includes a "library" of resources about their products "Corning Cable Systems Technical Library"  http://catalog.corning.com/CableSystems/catalog/DocumentLibrary.aspx

If you wish to obtain copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may send an Interlibrary Loan form to us by e-mail. We send copies of articles and will also loan certain books if a second copy is available in the library collection. Books are loaned for a four week period. For further information, please see our web page: http://www.cmog.org/research/library/about/interlibrary-loan.

Please let me know if I can provide additional assistance.

Sincerely,