Nonlinear Fiber Optics / Edition 5

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Since the 4e appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The 5e of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers, the basis of all our telecommunications infastructure as well as being used in the medical field.

Reflecting the big developments in research, this new edition includes major new content: slow light effects, which offers a reduction in noise and power consumption and more ordered network traffic-stimulated Brillouin scattering; vectorial treatment of highly nonlinear fibers; and a brand new chapter on supercontinuum generation in optical fibers.

  • Continues to be industry bestseller providing unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics
  • Updated coverage of intrapulse Raman scattering, four-wave mixing, and Harmonic Generation
  • Includes a new chapter excusively devotedto supercontinuum generation in optical fibers

Audience: Engineers in optical communication industry; graduate students in optics and physics, & EE Scientists working in fiber optics, nonlinear optics, etc.

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Taking into account recent research on polarization, additions have been made to chapters on stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave mixing. Targeted for optical engineers, researchers, scientist and graduate students, the 549-page volume addresses pulse propagation in fibers.-Photonics Spectra, january 2007
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123970237
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/24/2012
  • Series: Optics and Photonics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 909,547
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Govind P. Agrawal was born on July 24, 1951 in the town of Kashipur of the Nainital district in U.P. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Lucknow in 1969 with honors. He was awarded a gold medal for achieving the top position in the university. Govind joined the Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi in 1969 and received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1971 and 1974, respectively.After holding positions at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), the City University of New York, and the Laser company, Quantel, Orsay, France, Dr. Agrawal joined in 1981 the technical staff of the world-famous AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., USA, where he worked on problems related to the development of semiconductor lasers and fiber-optic communication systems. He joined in 1989 the faculty of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester where he is a Professor of Optics. His research interests focus on quantum electronics, nonlinear optics, and optical communications. In particular, he has contributed signnificantly to the fields of semiconductor lasers, nonlinear fiber optics, and optical communications. He is an author or coauthor of more than 250 research papers, several book chapters and review articles, and four books entitled "Semiconductor Lasers" (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 2nd ed. 1993), "Nonlinear Fiber Optics" (Academic Press, 3rd ed. 2001), "Fiber-Optic Communication Systems" (Wiley, 2nd ed. 1997), and "Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics" (Academic Press, 2001). He has also edited the books "Contemporary Nonlinear Optics" (Academic Press, 1992) and "Semiconductor Lasers: Past, Present and Future" (AIP Press, 1995). The books authored by Dr. Agrawal have influenced an entire generation of scientists. Several of them have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Russian.
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Table of Contents

CH 1: Introduction CH 2: Pulse Propagation in Fibers CH 3: Group-Velocity Dispersion CH 4: Self-Phase Modulation CH 5: Optical Solitons CH 6: Polarization Effects CH 7: Cross-Phase Modulation CH 8: Stimulated Raman Scattering CH 9: Stimulated Brillouin Scattering CH 10: Four-Wave Mixing CH 11: Highly Nonlinear Fibers CH 12: Novel Nonlinear Phenomena CH 13: Supercontinuum Generation APP A: System of Units APP B: Numerical Code for the NLS Equation APP C: List of Acronyms

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Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1989, the field of nonlinear fiber optics has virtually exploded. A major factor behind such a tremendous growth was the advent of fiber amplifiers, made by doping silica or fluoride fibers with rare-earth ions such as erbium and neodymium. Such amplifiers revolutionized the design of fiber-optic communication systems, including those making use of optical solitons whose very existence stems from the presence of nonlinear effects in optical fibers. Optical amplifiers permit propagation of lightwave signals over thousands of kilometers as they can compensate for all losses encountered by the signal in the optical domain. At the same time, fiber amplifiers enable the use of massive wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and have led to the development of lightwave systems with capacities exceeding 1 Tb/s. Nonlinear fiber optics plays an increasingly important role in the design of such high-capacity lightwave systems. In fact, an understanding of various nonlinear effects occurring inside optical fibers is almost a prerequisite for a lightwave-system designer.

The third edition is intended to bring the book up-to-date so that it remains a unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics. An attempt was made to include recent research results on all topics relevant to the field of nonlinear fiber optics. Such an ambitious objective increased the size of the book to the extent that it was necessary to split it into two separate books. This book will continue to deal with the fundamental aspects of nonlinear fiber optics. A second book Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics is devoted to its applications; it is referred to as Part B in this text.

Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd edition, retains most of the material that appeared in the first edition, with the exception of Chapter 6, which is now devoted to the polarization effects relevant for light propagation in optical fibers. Polarization issues have become increasingly more important, especially for high-speed lightwave systems for which the phenomenon of polarization-mode dispersion (PMD) has become a limiting factor. It is thus necessary that students learn about PMD and other polarization effects in a course devoted to nonlinear fiber optics.

The potential readership is likely to consist of senior undergraduate students, graduate students enrolled in the M. S. and Ph. D. degree programs, engineers and technicians involved with the telecommunication industry, and scientists working in the fields of fiber optics and optical communications. This revised edition should continue to be a useful text for graduate and senior-level courses dealing with nonlinear optics, fiber optics, or optical communications that are designed to provide mastery of the fundamental aspects. Some universities may even opt to offer a high-level graduate course devoted to solely nonlinear fiber optics. The problems provided at the end of each chapter should be useful to instructors of such a course.

Many individuals have contributed, either directly or indirectly, to the completion of the third edition. I am thankful to all of them, especially to my students whose curiosity led to several improvements. Several of my colleagues have helped me in preparing the third edition. I thank them for reading drafts and making helpful suggestions. I am grateful to many readers for their occasional feedback. Last, but not least, I thank my wife, Anne, and my daughters, Sipra, Caroline, and Claire, for understanding why I needed to spend many weekends on the book instead of spending time with them.

Govind P Agrawal
Rochester, NY

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