Nonlinear Fiber Optics - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780123695161, 9780080555423

Nonlinear Fiber Optics

4th Edition

Authors: Govind Agrawal
eBook ISBN: 9780080555423
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123695161
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th October 2006
Page Count: 552
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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 APP A: System of Units APP B: Numerical Code for the NLS Equation APP C: List of Acronyms


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.

Key Features

  • Continues to be industry bestseller providing unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics
  • Fourth Edition is a completely up-to-date treatment of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers
  • Includes 2 NEW CHAPTERS on the properties of highly nonlinear fibers and their novel nonlinear effects


Optical engineers, researchers, graduate students


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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

About the Authors

Govind Agrawal Author

Govind P. Agrawal was born on July 24, 1951 in the town of Kashipur of the Nainital district in U.P. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Lucknow in 1969 with honors. 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 signnificantly to the fields of semiconductor lasers, nonlinear fiber optics, and optical communications. He is an author or coauthor of more than 250 research papers, several book chapters and review articles, and four books entitled "Semiconductor Lasers" (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 2nd ed. 1993), "Nonlinear Fiber Optics" (Academic Press, 3rd ed. 2001), "Fiber-Optic Communication Systems" (Wiley, 2nd ed. 1997), and "Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics" (Academic Press, 2001). 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 at the University of Rochester, NY, USA