Key Features

  • Continues to be industry bestseller providing unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics
  • Updated coverage of intrapulse Raman scattering, four-wave mixing, and Harmonic Generation
  • Includes a new chapter excusively devoted to supercontinuum generation in optical fibers

Readership

Optical engineers, researchers, graduate students

Table of Contents

Dedication

Author Biography

Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 Historical Perspective

1.2 Fiber Characteristics

1.3 Fiber Nonlinearities

1.4 Overview

Problems

References

Chapter 2. Pulse Propagation in Fibers

2.1 Maxwell’s Equations

2.2 Fiber Modes

2.3 Pulse-Propagation Equation

2.4 Numerical Methods

Problems

References

Chapter 3. Group-Velocity Dispersion

3.1 Different Propagation Regimes

3.2 Dispersion-Induced Pulse Broadening

3.3 Third-Order Dispersion

3.4 Dispersion Management

Problems

References

Chapter 4. Self-Phase Modulation

4.1 SPM-Induced Spectral Changes

4.2 Effect of Group-Velocity Dispersion

4.3 Semianalytic Techniques

4.4 Higher-Order Nonlinear Effects

Problems

References

Chapter 5. Optical Solitons

5.1 Modulation Instability

5.2 Fiber Solitons

5.3 Other Types of Solitons

5.4 Perturbation of Solitons

5.5 Higher-Order Effects

Problems

References

Chapter 6. Polarization Effects

6.1 Nonlinear Birefringence

6.2 Nonlinear Phase Shift

6.3 Evolution of Polarization State

6.4 Vector Modulation Instability

6.5 Birefringence and Solitons

6.6 Random Birefringence

Problems

References

Chapter 7. Cross-Phase Modulation

7.1 XPM-Induced Nonlinear Coupling

7.2 XPM-Induced Modulation Instability

7.3 XPM-Paired Solitons

7.4 Spectral and Temporal Effects

7.5 Applications of XPM

7.6 Polarization Effects

7.7 XPM Effects in Birefringent Fibers

7.8 Problems

References

Chapter 8. Stimulated Raman Scattering

8.1 Basic Concepts

8.2 Quasi-Continuous SRS

8.3 SRS with Short Pump Pulses

Details

No. of pages:
648
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123970237
Electronic ISBN:
9780123973078

Reviews

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