Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications / Edition 1

Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications / Edition 1

by Thomas Schneider
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Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications / Edition 1

Broader bandwidths, denser channel spacing, and higher signal intensities all makes nonlinear effects more critical to the performance of telecommunications systems. 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. The author Thomas Schneider of Deutsche Telekom demonstrates how innovative thinking can actually exploit nonlinear effects to enhance bandwidth and overcome previous limitations. Equipped with chapter-end summaries and problems, this valuable reference can also serve as a graduate-level textbook.

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ISBN-13: 9783540201953
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Series: Advanced Texts in Physics Series
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(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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