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Anisotropic and Nonlinear Optical Waveguides - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444884893, 9780444598943

Anisotropic and Nonlinear Optical Waveguides

1st Edition

Editors: C.G. Someda G.I. Stegeman
eBook ISBN: 9780444598943
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 22nd July 1992
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Table of Contents

Random birefringence and polarization dispersion in long single-mode optical fibres (F. Matera, C.G. Someda). Rotational effects of polarization in optical fibres (R. Dändliker). The finite element method for anisotropic optical waveguides (M. Zoboli, P. Bassi). Nonlinear planar waveguides (E. Wright, G.I. Stegeman). Self-induced waveguides: Spatial optical solutions (Y. Silberberg). Soliton phenomena in optical fibres (K.J. Blow, N.J. Doran). Nonlinear dynamics and instabilities of coupled waves and solitons in optical fibres (S. Trillo, S. Wabnitz).


Dielectric optical waveguides have been investigated for more than two decades. In the last ten years they have had the unique position of being simultaneously the backbone of a very practical and fully developed technology, as well as an extremely exciting area of basic, forefront research.

Existing waveguides can be divided into two sets: one consisting of waveguides which are already in practical use, and the second of those which are still at the laboratory stage of their evolution. This book is divided into two separate parts: the first dealing with anisotropic waveguides, and the second with nonlinear behaviour. Nonlinear behaviour in optical waveguides is a topic of current research interest, an effect eagerly being sought in waveguides.

The relative importance of nonlinearity versus anisotropy in theoretical papers changes enormously from problem to problem. Many theories can be quite useful and enlightening even though they neglect entirely one of the two aspects. Scientists may find their research work leading them in the near future to deal simultaneously with anisotropy and nonlinearity in order to pursue their own investigations. This book will be of interest to researchers who first need to understand the individual topics, suitably chosen from the two parts of this work, thus providing them with the necessary ingredients to pursue their explorations.


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22nd July 1992
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About the Editors

C.G. Someda

Affiliations and Expertise

Padova, Italy

G.I. Stegeman

Affiliations and Expertise

CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA