Nonlinear Fiber Optics


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

Since the 4e appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The 5e of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers, the basis of all our telecommunications infastructure as well as being used in the medical field. Reflecting the big developments in research, this new edition includes major new content: slow light effects, which offers a reduction in noise and power consumption and more ordered network traffic-stimulated Brillouin scattering; vectorial treatment of highly nonlinear fibers; and a brand new chapter on supercontinuum generation in optical fibers.
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Optical engineers, researchers, graduate students


Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397023-7


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: Introduction
CH 2: Pulse Propagation in Fibers
CH 3: Group-Velocity Dispersion
CH 4: Self-Phase Modulation
CH 5: Optical Solitons
CH 6: Polarization Effects
CH 7: Cross-Phase Modulation
CH 8: Stimulated Raman Scattering
CH 9: Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
CH 10: Four-Wave Mixing
CH 11: Highly Nonlinear Fibers
CH 12: Novel Nonlinear Phenomena
CH 13: Supercontinuum Generation
APP A: System of Units
APP B: Numerical Code for the NLS Equation
APP C: List of Acronyms