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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. 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.

Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd Edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date ...

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Overview

Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1989, the field of nonlinear fiber optics has virtually exploded. 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.

Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd Edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers. It 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. The contents include such important topics as self- and cross-phase modulation, stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering, four-wave mixing, modulation instability, and optical solutons. A proper understanding of these topics is essential for scientists and engineers interested in various aspects of lightwave technology.

Such an ambitious objective increased the size of the book to the extent that it was necessary to create a separate but complimentary book, Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics, which is devoted to applications in the domain of lightwave technology.

This revised edition of Nonlinear Fiber Optics should serve well the needs of the scientific community including graduate students in Optics, Physics, and Electrical Engineering, engineers in the optical communication industry, and scientists working in fiber optics and nonlinear optics.

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: 9780123973078
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Series: Optics and Photonics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 648
  • File size: 19 MB
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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 the 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 whole 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 significantly 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 in Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Russian languages.

Dr. Agrawal has received many honors for his accomplishments. He is a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an Honorary Professor at the South China Normal University in Guanhzhou, China. He served as a Topical Editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America (Part B) from 1993 to 1998 and was an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of European Optical Society from 1994 to 1997. He is currently an Associate Editor for Optics Express, an electronic journal published by the Optical Society of America. He is also serving as one of the Editors for the Academic Press Book Series on Optics and Photonics since 1998. He is currently an Editorial Board Member for the Wiley journal entitled Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. He has served on the Townes and Holonyak Award Committees of the Optical Society of America. Dr. Agrawal has been quite active in organizing scientific conferences. He chaired the program committee in 1999 and will be the general cochair in 2001 of the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) Conference organized jointly by the Optical Society of America and Lasers and Electro-Optics Society of IEEE.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 Introduction 1
2 Wave Propagation in Optical Fibers 28
3 Group-Velocity Dispersion 60
4 Self-Phase Modulation 89
5 Optical Solitons 133
6 Optical Pulse Compression 201
7 Cross-Phase Modulation 238
8 Stimulated Raman Scattering 316
9 Stimulated Brillouin Scattering 370
10 Parametric Processes 404
11 Fiber Amplifiers 471
12 Fiber Lasers 531
Appendix A: Decibel Units 580
Appendix B: Nonlinear Refractive Index 582
Index 585
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Preface

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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