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.

Key Features

* Exceptional new chapter on Arrayed-Waveguide Grating (AWG) * In depth discussion of Photonic Crystal Fibers (PCFs) * Thorough explanation of Multimode Interference Devices (MMI) * Full coverage of polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD)


Researchers and graduate students in optoelectronics and university professors teaching optical communications and optoelectronics

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter 1: Wave Theory of Optical Waveguides Chapter 2: Planar Optical Waveguides Chapter 3: Optical Fibers Chapter 4: Coupled Mode Theory Chapter 5: Nonlinear Optical Effects in Optical Fibers Chapter 6: Finite Element Method Chapter 7: Beam Propagation Method Chapter 8: Staircase Concatenation Method Chapter 9: Planar Lightwave Circuits Chapter 10: Several Important Theorems and Formulas Index


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"...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