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Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd Edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date ...
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.
CH 1: Introduction CH 2: Pulse Pro
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