Since the 4e appeared, a fast evolution of the field has occurred. The 5e of this classic work provides an up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers, the basis of all our telecommunications infastructure as well as being used in the medical field.
Reflecting the big developments in research, this new edition includes major new content: slow light effects, which offers a reduction in noise and power consumption and more ordered network traffic-stimulated Brillouin scattering; vectorial treatment of highly nonlinear fibers; and a brand new chapter on supercontinuum generation in optical fibers.
- Continues to be industry bestseller providing unique source of comprehensive coverage on the subject of nonlinear fiber optics
- Updated coverage of intrapulse Raman scattering, four-wave mixing, and Harmonic Generation
- Includes a new chapter excusively devoted to supercontinuum generation in optical fibers
1. Introduction 2. Pulse Propagation in Fibers 3. Group-Velocity Dispersion 4. Self-Phase Modulation 5. Optical Solitons 6. Polarization Effects 7. Cross-Phase Modulation 8. Stimulated Raman Scattering 9. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering 10. Four-Wave Mixing 11. Highly Nonlinear Fibers 12. Novel Nonlinear Phenomena 13. Supercontinuum Generation
Appendix A. System of Units B. Numerical Code for the NLS Equation C. List of Acronyms
Govind Agrawal is the James C. Wyant Professor of Optics at the Institute of Optics of University of Rochester, USA. His previous appointments were at Ecole Polytechnique, France, City University of New York, and AT& T Bell Laboratories. He is an author or coauthor of more than 400 research papers and eight books. Professor Agrawal is a Fellow of the Optical society (OSA) and a Life Fellow of IEEE. He has served on the Editorial Board of many optics journals and was the Editor-in-Chief of the OSA journal Advances in Optics and Photonics from 2014 to 2019. In 2012, IEEE Photonics Society honored Dr. Agrawal with its prestigious Quantum Electronics Award. He received in 2013 Riker University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. He was awarded in 2015 the Esther Hoffman Beller Medal of the Optical Society. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Max Born Award of the Optical Society.