Light Propagation in Gain Media

Optical Amplifiers

Book Information

ISBN: 978-0-521-49348-2
Title: Light Propagation in Gain Media: Optical Amplifiers
Authors: Malin Premaratne and Govind P. Agrawal
Published: 2011


Over the past two decades, optical amplifiers have become of key importance in modern communications. In addition to this, the technology has applications in cutting-edge research such as biophotonics and lab-on-a-chip devices. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental concepts, theory, and analytical techniques behind the modern optical amplifier technology. The authors emphasize analytical insights to give a deeper, more intuitive understanding of various amplification schemes. The book assumes background knowledge of electrical engineering or applied physics, including exposure to electrodynamics and wave motion, and is ideal for graduate students and researchers in physics, optics, bio-optics, and communications.


bullet Comprehensive up-to-date coverage of modern optical amplifiers
bullet Emphasis on analytical insights to provide a more intuitive understanding of various amplification schemes
bullet Covers all major optical amplification schemes in conventional materials
bullet Last chapter devoted to optical gain in metamaterials, a topic of current interest

CONTENTS: Introduction; Light propagation through dispersive dielectric slabs; Interaction of light with generic active media; Optical Bloch equations; fiber amplifiers; Semiconductor optical amplifiers; Raman amplifiers; Optical parametric amplifiers; Gain in optical metamaterials; Index.

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