Nonlinear Fiber Optics

Nonlinear Fiber Optics

Formerly Quantum Electronics

2nd Edition - February 24, 1995

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  • Author: Govind Agrawal
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288031

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Description

The field of nonlinear fiber optics has grown substantially since the First Edition of Nonlinear Fiber Optics, published in 1989. Like the First Edition, this Second Edition is a comprehensive, tutorial, and up-to-date account of nonlinear optical phenomena in fiber optics. It synthesizes widely scattered research material and presents it in an accessible manner for students and researchers already engaged in or wishing to enter the field of nonlinear fiber optics. Particular attention is paid to the importance of nonlinear effects in the design of optical fiber communication systems. This is a completely new book containing either new sections or major revisions in every chapter.

Key Features

Major changes in Soliton-based Communication Systems
New section on Photonic Switching
New section on the Nonlinear Fiber-loop Mirror
Section on Second-harmonic Generation will be expanded to include new research material
Two new chapters have been added on Fiber Amplifiers and Fiber Lasers, two major research areas which have grown significantly during the last 4-5 years
All references have been completely updated

Readership

Optical engineers in the communication and fiber-optics industry. Researchers and graduate students in fiber optics and nonlinear optics at Electrical Engineering Departments, and members of the Optical Society of America.

Table of Contents

  • 1 INTRODUCTION
    1.1 Historical Perspective
    1.2 Fiber Characteristics
    1.3 Fiber Nonlinearities
    1.4 Overview
    2 WAVE PROPAGATION IN OPTICAL FIBERS
    2.1 Maxwell's Equations
    2.2 Fiber Modes
    2.3 Basic Propagation Equation
    2.4 Numerical Methods
    3 GROUP-VELOCITY DISPERSION
    3.1 Different Propagation Regimes
    3.2 Dispersion-Induced Pulse Broadening
    3.3 Higher Order Dispersion
    3.4 System Implications
    4 SELF-PHASE MODULATION
    4.1 SPM-Induced Spectral Broadening
    4.2 Effect of Group-Velocity Dispersion
    4.3 Self-Steepening
    4.4 Applications of SPM
    5 OPTICAL SOLITONS
    5.1 Modulation Instability
    5.2 Fiber Solitons
    5.3 Application of Fiber Solitons
    5.4 Soliton Communication Systems
    5.5 Higher-Order Nonlinear Effects
    6 OPTICAL PULSE COMPRESSION
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Grating Pair
    6.3 Fiber-Grating Compressors
    6.4 Soliton-Effect Compressors
    6.5 Other Techniques
    7 CROSS-PHASE MODULATION
    7.1 XPM-Induced Nonlinear Coupling
    7.2 Nonlinear Birefringence
    7.3 Modulation Instability and Solitons
    7.4 Spectral and Temporal Effects
    7.5 Other XPM-Related Issues
    7.6 Implications for Optical Communications
    8 STIMULATED RAMAN SCATTERING
    8.1 Basic Concepts
    8.2 Quasi-CW Stimulated Raman Scattering
    8.3 SRS with Short Pump Pulses
    8.4 Soliton Effects in SRS
    8.5 Effect of Four-Wave Mixing
    9 STIMULATED BRILLOUIN SCATTERING
    9.1 Brillouin Gain
    9.2 Theory
    9.3 Experimental Results
    9.4 Implications for Optical Communications
    10 PARAMETRIC PROCESSES
    10.1 Four-Wave Mixing
    10.2 Parametric Gain
    10.3 Phase-Matching Techniques
    10.4 Parametric Amplifications and its Applications
    10.5 Second-Harmonic Generation
    10.6 Fiber-Bragg Gratings
    11 FIBER AMPLIFIERS
    11.1 General Concepts
    11.2 Operating Characteristics
    11.3 Ultrashort Pulse Amplification
    11.4 System Applications
    12 FIBER LASERS
    12.1 General Characteristics
    12.2 Cavity Design
    12.3 Continuous-Wave Operation
    12.4 Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers
    12.5 Passive Mode Locking
    12.6 Applications
    Appendix A Decibel Units
    Appendix B Nonlinear Refractive Index
    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 592
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1995
  • Published: February 24, 1995
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483288031

About the Author

Govind Agrawal

Govind P. Agrawal received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Lucknow in 1969 with honours. He was awarded a gold medal for achieving the top position in the university. Govind joined the Indian Institute of Technology at New Delhi in 1969 and received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1971 and 1974, respectively. After holding positions at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), the City University of New York, and the Laser company, Quantel, Orsay, France, Dr. Agrawal joined in 1981 the technical staff of the world-famous AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, N.J., USA, where he worked on problems related to the development of semiconductor lasers and fiber-optic communication systems. He joined in 1989 the faculty of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester where he is a Professor of Optics. His research interests focus on quantum electronics, nonlinear optics, and optical communications. In particular, he has contributed significantly to the fields of semiconductor lasers, nonlinear fiber optics, and optical communications. He is an author or co-author of more than 250 research papers, several book chapters and review articles, and four books. He has also edited the books "Contemporary Nonlinear Optics" (Academic Press, 1992) and "Semiconductor Lasers: Past, Present and Future" (AIP Press, 1995). The books authored by Dr. Agrawal have influenced an entire generation of scientists. Several of them have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Greek, and Russian.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA

About the Editor

Paul Liao

Affiliations and Expertise

Bell Communications Research Inc.

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