Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications

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This comprehensive and didactic overview explores the nonlinear effects from a physical point of view and discusses the implications for signal capacity. Enriched with practical considerations and experimental results, the book offers special chapters dealing with applications of nonlinear effects for signal processing, ultrafast-optical switching, wavelength conversion, nonlinear amplification, and optical phase-conjugation. Equipped with chapter-end summaries and problems, this valuable reference can also serve...

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Overview

This comprehensive and didactic overview explores the nonlinear effects from a physical point of view and discusses the implications for signal capacity. Enriched with practical considerations and experimental results, the book offers special chapters dealing with applications of nonlinear effects for signal processing, ultrafast-optical switching, wavelength conversion, nonlinear amplification, and optical phase-conjugation. Equipped with chapter-end summaries and problems, this valuable reference can also serve as a graduate-level textbook.

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"This comprehensive new book on Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications provides a timely overview of the physics and applications of nonlinearity in optical communications systems. I found this a high quality book providing in depth coverage of the most important topics. It is highly recommended to the specialist researcher or postgraduate student." (Barry Luther Davies, The Physicist, Vol. 41 (6), November/December, 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642057724
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Series: Advanced Texts in Physics Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 417
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I. Fundamentals of Linear and Nonlinear Optics.- Overview of Linear Optical Effects.- Optical Telecommunications.- Nonlinear Effects.- Part II. The Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation.- Self- and Cross-Phase Modultion.- Four-Wave-Mixing FWM.-Intrachannel Nonlinear Effects.- Solitons.- Raman Scattering.- Brillouin Scattering.- Part III. Applications of Nonlinear Effects in Telecommunications.- Optical Signal Processing.- Nonlinear Lasers and Amplifiers.- Nonlinear Optical Phase Conjugation.- Apendices.- Solutions to the Exercises.- References.

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