Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook

Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook

1st Edition - December 15, 2006

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  • Editors: Alexis Mendez, T. Morse
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694065
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474991

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This book is a comprehensive contributed volume that aims to describe and explain the design, fabrication, operating characteristics, and specific applications of the most popular and useful types of specialty optical fibers. These “specialty fibers” include any kind of optical fiber that has been architecturally manipulated to diverge from a conventional structure. For instance, metal-coated fibers can be utilized for bandwidth improvement, and hollow core fibers offer more controllable dispersion for sensitive medical procedures. Applications for these specialty fibers abound in the biomedical, sensors, and industrial fields, as well as in more traditional communications capacities. This book will act as a specialty fiber “guided tour,” hosted by the top names in the discipline. The globally renowned editors, Drs. Mendez and Morse, have extensive experience in research, academia, and industry.

Key Features

*Completely covers biomedical and industrial sensor technology with emphasis on real world applications
*Comparative studies of pros and cons of all fiber types with relation to test and measurement, mechanical properties and strength, and reliability
*Easy to access essential facts and details at the begining of each chapter


Optical engineers involved with biomedics, Bragg gratings, high-power laser delivery systems, sensors, oil & gas reservoir monitoring, etc.; graduate students

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction
    Chapter 2 Applications and Market Opportunities
    Chapter 3 Light-Guiding Fundamentals and Fiber Design
    Chapter 4 Overview of Materials and Fabrication Technologies
    Chapter 5 Optical Fiber Coatings
    Chapter 6 Single Mode Fibers for Communications
    Chapter 7 Specialty Single Mode Fibers
    Chapter 8 Rare-Earth Doped Fibers
    Chapter 9 Polarization Maintaining Fibers
    Chapter 10 Photosensitive Fibers
    Chapter 11 Hollow Core Fibers
    Chapter 12 Silica Nanowires and Subwavelength-Diameter Fibers
    Chapter 13 Chiral Fibers
    Chapter 14 Mid-IR and Infrared Fibers
    Chapter 15 Hermetic Carbon-Coated Fibers
    Chapter 16 Metal-Coated Fibers
    Chapter 17 Elliptical Core and D-Shape Fibers
    Chapter 18 Multimode, Large Core and Plastic Clad Fibers
    Chapter 19 Tapered Fibers and Specialty Fiber Micro-Components
    Chapter 20 Liquid Core Fibers
    Chapter 21 Polymer Optical Fibers
    Chapter 22 Sapphire Fibers
    Chapter 23 Optical Fibers for Industrial laser Applications
    Chapter 24 Optical Fibers for Industrial Laser Applications
    Chapter 25 Mechanical Strength and Reliability of Glass Fibers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 840
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: December 15, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123694065
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474991

About the Editors

Alexis Mendez

Affiliations and Expertise

President, MCH Engineering LLC, Alameda, CA, USA

T. Morse

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Lightwave Technology Lab, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

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