Nonlinear Fiber Optics

Nonlinear Fiber Optics

6th Edition - August 14, 2019

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  • Author: Govind Agrawal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128170434
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170427

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Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Sixth Edition, provides an up-to-date accounting of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers in telecommunications infrastructure and in the medical field. This new edition includes a general update to reflect the most recent research, extensive updates to chapter 13 on Supercontinuum Generation that reflect the use of chalcogenide fibers that extend Supercontinuum into the mid-infrared region, and a new chapter devoted to the nonlinear optics of multimode and multicore fibers. This book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in photonics, optical engineering and communication engineering.

Key Features

  • Provides an update to a classic book on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics
  • Presents the latest research on Supercontinuum Generation
  • Includes a new chapter on nonlinear optics of multimode and multicore fibers


Researchers, graduate students in photonics, optical engineering, and communications engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Pulse Propagation in Fibers
    3. Group-Velocity Dispersion
    4. Self-Phase Modulation
    5. Optical Solitons
    6. Polarization Effects
    7. Cross-Phase Modulation
    8. Stimulated Raman Scattering
    9. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
    10. Four-Wave Mixing
    11. Highly Nonlinear Fibers
    12. Novel Nonlinear Phenomena
    13. Supercontinuum Generation
    14. Multimode Fibers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 728
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 14, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128170434
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170427

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

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  • Than S. Sun Jan 15 2023


    Very good book for the students, scientists, and professors working in the field of nonlinear fiber optics.