Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides


  • Katsunari Okamoto, Okamoto Laboratory Ltd., Ibaraki, Japan

Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides is an essential resource for any researcher, professional or student involved in optics and communications engineering. Any reader interested in designing or actively working with optical devices must have a firm grasp of the principles of lightwave propagation. Katsunari Okamoto has presented this difficult technology clearly and concisely with several illustrations and equations. Optical theory encompassed in this reference includes coupled mode theory, nonlinear optical effects, finite element method, beam propagation method, staircase concatenation method, along with several central theorems and formulas. Since the publication of the well-received first edition of this book, planar lightwave circuits and photonic crystal fibers have fully matured. With this second edition the advances of these fibers along with other improvements on existing optical technologies are completely detailed. This comprehensive volume enables readers to fully analyze, design and simulate optical atmospheres.
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Researchers and graduate students in optoelectronics and university professors teaching optical communications and optoelectronics


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-525096-2


"...the second edition of Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides emphasizes optical theory, including coupled-mode theory, nonlinear optical effects, and finite element, beam propagation and staircase concatenation methods...A new chapter on arrayed-waveguide grating discusses the principles of operation, fundamental characteristics and analytical treatment of the grating demultiplexing properties." - Photonics Spectra, Sept. 2006

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Wave Theory of Optical WaveguidesChapter 2: Planar Optical WaveguidesChapter 3: Optical FibersChapter 4: Coupled Mode TheoryChapter 5: Nonlinear Optical Effects in Optical FibersChapter 6: Finite Element MethodChapter 7: Beam Propagation MethodChapter 8: Staircase Concatenation MethodChapter 9: Planar Lightwave CircuitsChapter 10: Several Important Theorems and FormulasIndex