Author: Govind P. Agrawal, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
Title: Applications in Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd Edition
Author: Govind P. AGRAWAL
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.
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