Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics

Author: Govind P. Agrawal, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA

ISBN: 978-0-12-374302-2
Title: Applications in Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd Edition
Author: Govind P. AGRAWAL
Published: 2008


The first three chapters deal with three important fiber-optic components---fiber-based gratings, couplers, and interferometers---that serve as the building blocks of lightwave technology. In view of the enormous impact of rare-earth-doped fibers, amplifiers and lasers made by using such fibers are covered in Chapters~4 and 5. Chapter~6 deals with the pulse-compression techniques. Chapters 7 and 8 has been revised extensively to make room for the new material. The former is devoted to fiber-optic communication systems, but Chapter~8 now focuses on the ultrafast signal processing techniques that make use of nonlinear phenomena in optical fibers. Last two chapters, Chapters~9 and 10, are entirely new. Chapter~9 focuses on the applications of highly nonlinear fibers in areas ranging from wavelength laser tuning and nonlinear spectroscopy to biomedical imaging and frequency metrology. Chapter~10 is devoted to the applications of nonlinear fiber optics in the emerging technologies that make use of quantum-mechanical effects. Examples of such technologies include quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and quantum communications.


The only book devoted to the applications of nonlinear fiber optics
Two new chapters on the latest developments; Highly Nonlinear Fibers and Quantum Applications
Several chapters dealing with fiber-based gratings, couplers, interferometers, amplifiers, and lasers
A chapter focusing on all-optical signal processing of telecommunication channels
A chapter on fiber-optic communication systems including those based on solitons

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