Nonlinear Fiber Optics


  • Govind Agrawal, Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, NY, USA

Since the 3rd edition appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The fourth edition of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside 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 solitons. Many new figures have been added to help illustrate the concepts discussed in the book.New to this edition are chapters on highly nonlinear fibers and and the novel nonlinear effects that have been observed in these fibers since 2000. Such a chapter should be of interest to people in the field of new wavelengths generation, which has potential application in medical diagnosis and treatments, spectroscopy, new wavelength lasers and light sources, etc.
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Optical engineers, researchers, graduate students


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369516-1


Taking into account recent research on polarization, additions have been made to chapters on stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave mixing. Targeted for optical engineers, researchers, scientist and graduate students, the 549-page volume addresses pulse propagation in fibers.-Photonics Spectra, january 2007

Table of Contents

CH 1: IntroductionCH 2: Pulse Propagation in FibersCH 3: Group-Velocity DispersionCH 4: Self-Phase ModulationCH 5: Optical SolitonsCH 6: Polarization EffectsCH 7: Cross-Phase ModulationCH 8: Stimulated Raman ScatteringCH 9: Stimulated Brillouin ScatteringCH 10: Four-Wave MixingCH 11: Highly Nonlinear FibersCH 12: Novel Nonlinear PhenomenaAPP A: System of UnitsAPP B: Numerical Code for the NLS EquationAPP C: List of Acronyms