Presenting hands-on information rather than theory, this book is a practical guide to designing, installing, and maintaining fiber optic systems. "Fiber Optic Systems Design" gives the reader easy access to information that is otherwise available exclusively through seminars. Fiber optics expert John Simmons discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using either copper or fiber optic systems. He then goes on to provide complete information on fiber types ...fiber construction ...fiber optic system components ...system design ...terminations ...test equipment ...troubleshooting ...system installation ...and other topics of practical import. Packed with photos and other illustrations, this book is the key to fiber optics.