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Fiber Amplifiers and Fiber Lasers

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This invaluable book provides a comprehensive treatment of design and applications of rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers. Optical fiber amplifier is an important component for optical communication systems. It has applications as pre-amplifiers, post-amplifiers, and repeater amplifiers in evolving optical networks. Optical fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers are also important for high power industrial applications and sensors. The applications of fiber amplifiers were first studied in the late 1980's, since then the diversity and scope of such applications have been steadily growing. Fiber Amplifiers and Fiber Lasers is self-contained and unified in presentation. It can be used as an advanced text by graduate students and by practicing engineers. It is also suitable for non-experts who wish to have an overview of fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers. The treatments in the book are detailed enough to capture the interest of curious readers and are complete enough to provide the necessary background to explore the subject further. Contents: Introduction; Basic Concepts; Absorption and Emission in Rare Earths; Amplifier Fiber Fabrication; Amplifier Design — Model and Results; Amplifier Dynamic Characteristics; High Power Amplifiers; Pump Laser; Transmission System Application; Nonlinear Effects; Planar Waveguide Amplifiers and Lasers; Fiber Laser; Fiber Raman Lasers and Amplifiers; Mode Locked Pulse Generation. Readership: Advanced undergraduates and graduate students in Physics and Electrical Engineering, practicing engineers, and non-experts interested in all-optical network technologies. Key Features: This book is self-contained and unified in presentation; It describes the latest development in fabrication technologies, high power lasers, short pulse generation, and photonic crystal fibers; It describes the latest development in applications of fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers in optical transmission, industrial systems, supercontinuum generation and fiber based sensors
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9789814630382

Fiber Optics

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This book tells you all you want to know about optical fibers: Their structure, their light-guiding mechanism, their material and manufacture, their use. It began with telephone, then came telefax and email. Today we use search engines, music downloads and internet videos, all of which require shuffling of bits and bytes by the zillions. The key to all this is the conduit: the line which is designed to carry massive amounts of data at breakneck speed. In their data carrying capacity optical fiber lines beat all other technologies (copper cable, microwave beacons, satellite links) hands down, at least in the long haul; wireless devices rely on fibers, too. Several effects tend to degrade the signal as it travels down the fiber: they are spelled out in detail. Nonlinear processes are given due consideration for a twofold reason: On the one hand they are fundamentally different from the more familiar processes in electrical cable. On the other hand, they form the basis of particularly interesting and innovative applications, provided they are understood well enough. A case in point is the use of so-called solitons, i.e. special pulses of light which have the wonderful property of being able to heal after perturbation. The book will take you from the physical basics of ray and beam optics, explain fiber structure and the functions of optical elements, and bring you to the forefront of both applications and research. The state of the art of high speed data transmission is described, and the use of fiber optic sensors in metrology is treated. The book is written in a pedagogical style so that students of both physics and electrical engineering, as well as technicians and engineers involved in optical technologies, will benefit. The new edition is largely updated and has new sections on nonlinear phenomena in fibers as well as on the latest trends in applications.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783662527627

Optical Communications Essentials

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* The most comprehensive introduction to optical communications available anywhere--from the author of Optical Fiber Communications, the field's leading text * Concise, illustrated module-style chapters quickly bring non-specialists up-to-speed * Extensive DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) coverage * Advanced topics and limited math covered in side-bars' * Free space optical (wireless fiber optics)
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780071412049

Fiber Optics

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In June 1978 the University of Rhode Island conducted a three-day short course on Recent Advances in Fiber Optics. followed by a two-day conference on the Physics of Fiber Optics. The course contained over a dozen lectures spanning a wide range of subject matter from fundamental theory to operational systems. presented by well-known scientists from industry. government and academic institutions. The conference. on the other hand. emphasized basic research on fiber optics and related subjects. This volume contains both papers presented at the conference. as well as the majority of the lectures from the course (the written versions were solicited on a voluntary basis for this volume). In some cases the papers in this volume represent expanded or otherwise modified versions of the original presentations. One of the principal aims of the conference was promulgation of novel and/or unconventional concepts. For this reason. the papers in this volume cover subjects such as bistable optical switches. fiber acoustic sensors. extruded infrared fibers. compressively coated glass fibers. and soliton propagation in fibers.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780306401671

Optical Fibre Devices

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This book reflects the substantial progress made in the area of optical fibers and provides for the first time a systematic description of linear and non-linear fiber devices, including fiber couplers, splices, connectors, multiplexers, switches, and modulators. Primarily aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in optics, optoelectronics, applied physics, and electrical and electronic engineering, this book serves as a valuable reference for scientists and engineers working in optoelectronics and related fields in industry and academic. Topics include coupling, devices based on coupling effect with non-polarized light, devices using polarized light, devices based on nonlinearities, and devices based on rare earth doped fibers.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780750308113

Polarization in Optical Fibers

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This essential book analyzes polarization effects, including non-linear effects, and their influence in communications and sensing. You get full details on telecom system degradation caused by PMD, PDL, and PDG and techniques for mitigating it, plus insight into the effects and consequences of polarization on solitons, amplifiers, and switches. Fiber polarization in sensing applications is explained through detailed treatment of such key issues as stress/strain, displacement, point sensing, and distributed sensing.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781580535342

Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook

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This book is a comprehensive contributed volume that aims to describe and explain the design, fabrication, operating characteristics, and specific applications of the most popular and useful types of specialty optical fibers. These specialty fibers include any kind of optical fiber that has been architecturally manipulated to diverge from a conventional structure. For instance, metal-coated fibers can be utilized for bandwidth improvement, and hollow core fibers offer more controllable dispersion for sensitive medical procedures. Applications for these specialty fibers abound in the biomedical, sensors, and industrial fields, as well as in more traditional communications capacities. This book will act as a specialty fiber guided tour, hosted by the top names in the discipline. The globally renowned editors, Drs. Mendez and Morse, have extensive experience in research, academia, and industry. *Completely covers biomedical and industrial sensor technology with emphasis on real world applications *Comparative studies of pros and cons of all fiber types with relation to test and measurement, mechanical properties and strength, and reliability *Easy to access essential facts and details at the begining of each chapter
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780123694065

WDM Technologies: Optical Networks

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Internet information (which is doubling every six months) travels through optical fibers. Today, optical fibers are being installed where a single fiber has the ability to carry information as much as 200 times faster than was possible just five years ago. This revolutionary capability is being achieved with technology known as wavelength division multiplexing WDM). WDM technology relies on the fact that optical fibers can carry many wavelengths of light simultaneously without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fiber can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously. The communications industry is at the onset of new expansion of WDM technology necessary to meet the new demand for bandwidth. WDM Technologies: Optical Networks deals with the Networks facet of this field (present and future). Allows engineers working in optical communications(from systems to components) to understand the principles and mechanics of each key component they deal with for optical system design Provides an excellent resource for engineers and researchers engaged in all aspects of fiber optic communications, such as optoelectronics, equipment/system design, and manufacturing Provides comprehensive coverage of key concepts in optical networks and their application in commercial systems
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780122252631

Nonlinear Optical Systems

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Nonlinear Optical Systems: Principles, Phenomena, and Advanced Signal Processing is a simplified overview of the evolution of technology associated with nonlinear systems and advanced signal processing. This book's coverage ranges from fundamentals to phenomena to the most cutting-edge aspects of systems for next-generation biomedical monitoring and nonlinear optical transmission. The authors address how these systems are applied through photonic signal processing in contemporary optical systems for communications and/or laser systems. They include a concise but sufficient explanation of mathematical representation of nonlinear equations to provide insight into nonlinear dynamics at different phases. The book also describes advanced aspects of solitons and bound solitons for passive- and active-mode locked fiber lasers, in which higher-order differential equations can be employed to represent the dynamics of amplitude evolution in the current or voltages of lightwaves in such systems. Covering a wide range of topics, this book: Introduces nonlinear systems and some mathematical representations, particularly the routes to chaos and bifurcation Describes nonlinear fiber lightwave lasing systems Covers nonlinear phenomena in fiber lasers, including both passive and active energy storage cavities Experimentally and theoretically demonstrates soliton pulses, in which lightwaves are the carrier under their envelopes Assembles and demonstrates sequences of both single and multiple solitons in a group and then assesses their dynamics in detail Examines the evolution of bound solitons, which are transmitted through single-mode optical fibers that compose a phase variation system This text outlines the theory and techniques used in nonlinear physics and applications for physical systems. It also illustrates the use of MATLAB and Simulink computer models and processing techniques for nonlinear signals. Building on readers' newly acquired fundamental understanding of nonlinear systems and associated signal processing, the book then demonstrates the use of such applications in real-world, practical environments.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781138072763

Optical Sensors and Microsystems

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Proceedings of the 22 nd Course of the International School of Quantum Electronics, held 27 November-2 December 1997, in Erice, Italy. In recent years, fiber optical sensors and optical microsystems have assumed a significant role in sensing and measurement of many kinds. These optical techniques are utilised in a wide range of fields, including biomedicine, environmental sensing, mechanical and industrial measurement, and art preservation. This volume, an up-to-date survey of optical sensors and optical microsystems, aims at combining a tutorial foundation with analysis of current research in this area, and an extensive coverage of both technology and applications.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780306463808
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