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1. Introduction
    1.1 The Fundamental Problem of Communications
    1.2 The Transmission Medium- Attenuation Constraints
    1.3 The Transmission Medium- Interference Constraints
    1.4 The Transmission Medium- Bandwidth Constraints
    1.5 The Transmission Medium- Cost Constraints
    1.6 Attractiveness of Fiber Optic Cable As A Premises Transmission Medium
    1.7 Program

2. The Fiber Optic Data Communications Link For the Premises Environment
    2.1 The Fiber Optic data Communications Link, End-to-End
    2.2 Fiber Optic Cable
    2.3 Transmitter
    2.4 Receiver
    2.5 Connectors
    2.6 Splicing
    2.7 Analyzing Performance of a Link

3. Exploiting The Bandwidth Of Fiber Optic Cable-Employment by Multiple Users
    3.1 Sharing the Transmission Medium
    3.2 Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) With Fiber Optic Cable
    3.3 Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) With Fiber Optic Cable
    3.4 Comparing Multiplexing Techniques for the Premises Environment

4. Exploiting The Delay Properties Of Fiber Optic Cable For Local Area Network (LAN) Extension
    4.1 Brief History of Local Area Networks
    4.2 Transmission Media Used To Implement An Ethernet LAN
    4.3 Examining the Distance Constraint
    4.4 Examples of LAN Extenders Shown In Typical Applications

5. Exploiting The Advantages Of Fiber Optic Cable in the Industrial Environment
    5.1 Data Communications In The Industrial Environment
    5.2 The Problem of Interference
    5.3 Fiber Optic Data Communications Products That Can Help

6. Serial Data Communications Over Fiber Optic Cable

7. Standards

8. Glossary


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