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Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, Fourth Edition by Bill Woodward, Andrew Oliviero

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Chapter 29. Passive Components and Multiplexers

The objective of this chapter is to help you gain an understanding of fiber-optic passive components and multiplexers. This chapter covers not only particular devices and their applications, but also the reasons why the components were chosen and when they should be used.

Fiber-optic passive components and multiplexers are elementary items but necessary in all applications that require the transmission, combining, or distribution of optical signals. Passive components are components that do not require an external energy source. Multiplexers are devices that are used to combine two or more signals into a single output. The term multiplexing is used to refer to the process by which the signals are ...

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