Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016     Views: 49

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: 

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

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


These links may be helpful:

"How Fiber Optics Work" by Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D. - 

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

Schott download library: (look for other resources on their website -- they also have lots of great publications.


Corning includes a "library" of resources about their products "Corning Cable Systems Technical Library"

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