World-wide, the fibre optics communications market is estimated to reach 8.3 billion dollars annually by 1998. The full exploitation of this enormous potential in science, engineering and other applications requires the precise characterisation of optical fibres and their associated systems and components, based on effective and accurate measurements supported by reliable measuring standards and good practice in measurement and calibration. Furthermore, it is necessary to have in place permanent intercomparison practices, both horizontal and vertical. With this aim in view, Trends in Optical Fibre Metrology and Standards covers optical fibres and materials; optical fibre components; optical sources; optical fibre amplifiers; optical fibre characterisation; calibration and standards; instrumentation; optical communications systems; optical sensors; and future trends. An unparalleled coverage of a topic of acute commercial and scientific interest.Soares, Oliverio D. is the author of 'Trends in Optical Fibre Metrology and Standards', published 1995 under ISBN 9780792334026 and ISBN 0792334027.