Nonlinear Fiber Optics

Fifth Edition

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

Book Information

ISBN: 978-012-397-0237
Title: Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 5th Edition
Author: Govind P. AGRAWAL
Published: 2013


Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1989, the field of nonlinear fiber optics has virtually exploded. The fifth edition is intended to bring the book up to date so that it remains a unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics. An attempt was made to include recent research results on all topics relevant to the field of nonlinear fiber optics.

Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 5th Edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers. It retains most of the material that appeared in earlier editions. However, an attempt was made to include recent research results on most topics relevant to the field of nonlinear fiber optics, resulting in an increase in the size of the book. Major changes occur in Chapters 11 and 12. In particular Chapter 12 has been split into two chapters such that the new Chapter 13 is now wholly devoted to the phenomenon of supercontinuum generation. Chapters 11 and 12 have seen major additions because of recent advances in the design of photonic crystal and other microstructure fibers. All other chapters have also been updated, as found appropriate for improving the book.

This revised edition of Nonlinear Fiber Optics should serve well the needs of the scientific community including graduate students in Optics, Physics, and Electrical Engineering, engineers in the optical communication industry, and scientists working in fiber optics and nonlinear optics.


bullet Only book dealing with Nonlinear Fiber Optics
bullet Comprehensive up-to-date coverage of the entire field
bullet Problems at the end of each chapter suitable for a course
bullet Focus on fundamental aspects
bullet Can be used by graduate students doing research in or taking courses in nonlinear optics and optical communications.

CONTENTS: Introduction. Pulse propagation. Group-velocity dispersion. Self-phase modulation. Optical solitons. Polarization effects. Cross-phase modulation. Stimulated Raman scattering. Stimulated Brillouin scattering. Four-wave mixing, Highly nonlinear fibers, Novel nonlinear phenomena, Supercontinuum generation. Appendices.

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