Book Reviews

Next Generation Wireless Communications Using Radio Over Fiber

Nathan J. Gomes, Paulo P. Monteiro and Atílio Gameiro

Wiley, 2012; $145.00 (hardcover).

This book deals with the transport of analog radio signals over an optical fiber link; the radio signal is modulating a lightwave and is converted back to a radio signal at the end of the optical fiber. The first several chapters provide an introduction to communications using radio over fibers (RoF), and the remainder of the book covers advanced issues such as algorithms, impairments of RoF and their compensation, and management of RoF networks. The book will be very useful for specialists in optical communications. However, the style of the book is similar to a research report written by many authors, so it may be challenging for readers who are new to the subject matter.

Review by Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute on Microtechnology, Bucharest, Romania.


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