Fundamentals of Optical Fibers / Edition 2

Fundamentals of Optical Fibers / Edition 2

by John A. Buck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471221910

ISBN-13: 9780471221913

Pub. Date: 04/27/2004

Publisher: Wiley

An introduction to the operating principles of optical fiber

Substantially rewritten, Fundamentals of Optical Fibers, Second Edition offers readers a timely and consistent introduction to the fundamental principles of light propagation in fibers. Incorporating the many developments in the field since the first edition appeared in 1995, this new edition reviews,

Overview

An introduction to the operating principles of optical fiber

Substantially rewritten, Fundamentals of Optical Fibers, Second Edition offers readers a timely and consistent introduction to the fundamental principles of light propagation in fibers. Incorporating the many developments in the field since the first edition appeared in 1995, this new edition reviews, in-depth, fundamental waveguiding principles, the influence of various fiber structures and materials on light transmission, and nonlinear propagation effects. Since the main applications of optical fibers occur within communication systems, the focus throughout is on topics that pertain to that domain.

Equally useful to professionals seeking an in-depth reference and as a text for senior- and graduate-level students, the book:

  • Explains relevant waveguiding concepts and the influences of fiber structures and materials on light transmission
  • Explores the limitations of fiber transmission, emphasizing the problems of loss and dispersion and the fiber designs currently used to control them
  • Describes and demonstrates field analysis methods applicable to single-mode and multimode fibers
  • Explores the origins of fiber nonlinearities, the principal nonlinear effects in fiber transmission, and applications
  • Features new or enhanced discussions of such topics as polarization dispersion, polarization-maintaining fiber, photonic crystal fiber, rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers, Raman amplifiers, soliton propagation, and more

Examples and chapter-end problems enhance the material, making this a well-balanced presentation of the basics of light propagation in fibers that is sure to become a standard in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471221913
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Series:
Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics Series, #50
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Selected Topics in Electromagnetic Wave Propagation.
Symmetric Dielectric Slab Waveguides.
Optical Fibers with Single-Step Index Profiles.
Loss Mechanisms in Silica Fibers.
Dispersion in Step Index Fibers.
Special Purpose Index Profiles.
Outline of Nonlinear Optics.
Nonlinear Effects in Silica Fibers.
Appendices.
Index.

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