ISBN-10:
0471719749
ISBN-13:
9780471719748
Pub. Date:
04/07/2006
Publisher:
Wiley
Photonics and Lasers: An Introduction / Edition 1

Photonics and Lasers: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Richard S. Quimby

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ISBN-13: 9780471719748
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/07/2006
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 7.22(w) x 10.02(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Richard S. Quimby is an Associate Professor of physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He earned a BS in EE/Physics at Clarkson College of Technology in 1975 and a PhD in Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1979. He has been actively involved in research relating to photonics devices such as fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers since the 1980's.  His work has resulted in approximately 35 publications, as well as three invited conference presentations. He also is a contributor to the book FLUORIDE GLASS FIBER OPTICS (Academic Press 1991).

Table of Contents

Preface.

PART I: PROPAGATION OF LIGHT.

1. Overview.

1-1 Photonics Defined.

1-2 Fiber Optic Communications.

1-3 Overview of Topics.

2. Review of Optics.

2-1 The Nature of Light.

2-2 Light at a Boundary.

2-3 Light Passing through.

2-4 Imaging Optics.

3. Planar Waveguides.

3-1 Waveguide Modes.

3-2 Mode Chart.

3-3 Dispersion.

4. Cylindrical Waveguides.

4-1 Acceptance Angle and Numerical Aperture.

4-2 Cylindrical Waveguide.

5. Losses in Optical Fibers.

5-1 Absorption Loss.

5-2 Scattering.

5-3 Bending Losses.

6. Dispersion in Optical Fibers.

6-1 Graded Index Fiber.

6-2 Intramodal Dispersion.

7. Fiber Connections and Diagnostics.

7-1 Fiber Connections.

7-2 Losses in Fiber Connections.

7-3 Fiber Loss Diagnostics.

8. Photonic Crystal Optics.

8-1 1-D Photonic Crystals.

8-2 2-D Photonic Crystals.

8-3 3-D Photonic Crystals.

9. Nonlinear Optics.

9-1 Fundamental Mechanisms.

9-2 Frequency Conversion.

9-3 Nonlinear Refractive Index.

9-4 Electro-optic Effects.

PART II: GENERATION AND DETECTTION OF LIGHT.

10. Review of Semiconductor Physics.

10-1 Uniform Semiconductors.

10-2 Layered Semiconductors.

11. Light Sources.

11-1 The LED.

11-2 The Laser Diode.

12. Light Source to Waveguide Coupling Efficiency.

12-1 Point Source.

12-2 Lambertian Source.

12-3 Laser Source.

13. Optical Detectors.

13-1 Thermal Detectors.

13-2 Photon Detectors.

13-3 Noise in Photon Detectors.

Part 2 Generation and Detection of Light.

14. Photodiode Detectors .

14-1 Biasing the Photodiode.

14-2 Output Saturation.

14-3 Response Time.

14-4 Types of Photodiodes.

14-5 Signal-to-Noise Ratio.

14-6 Detector Circuits.

PART 3: LASER LIGHT.

15. Lasers and Coherent Light.

15-1 Overview of Laser.

15-2 Optical Coherence.

16. Optical Resonators.

16-1 Mode Frequencies.

16-2 Mode Width.

16-3 Fabry-Perot Interferometer.

17. Gaussian Beam Optics.

17-1 Gaussian Beams in Free.

17-2 Gaussian Beams in a Laser.

17-3 Gaussian Beams Passing.

18. Stimulated Emission and Optical Gain.

18-1 Transition Rates.

18-2 Optical Gain.

19. Optical Amplifiers.

19-1 Gain Coefficient.

19-2 Total Gain of Amplifier.

20. Laser Oscillation.

20-1 Threshold Condition.

20-2 Above Lasing Threshold.

21. CW Laser Characteristics.

21-1 Mode Spectrum of Laser.

21-2 Controlling the Laser.

22. Pulsed Lasers.

22-1 Uncontrolled Pulsing.

22-2 Pulsed Pump.

22-3 Theory of Q-Switching.

22-4 Methods of Q-Switching.

22-5 Theory of Mode Locking.

22-6 Methods of Mode Locking.

23 Survey of Laser Types.

PART 4: LIGHT-BASED COMMUNICATIONS.

23-1 Optically Pumped Lasers.

23-2 Electrically Pumped Lasers.

24 Optical Communications.

24-1 Fiber Optic CommunicationsSystems.

24-2 Signal Multiplexing.

24-3 Power Budget in Fiber Optic.

24-4 Optical Amplifiers.

24-5 Free-Space Optics.

Bibliography.

Appendix A: Solid Angle and the Brightness Theorem.

Appendix B: Fourier Synthesis and the Uncertainty Relation.

List of Symbols.

Index.

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