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Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Fourth Edition (Optics and Photonics) Hardcover – October 24, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0123695161 ISBN-10: 0123695163 Edition: 4th

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  • Series: Optics and Photonics
  • Hardcover: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 4 edition (October 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123695163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123695161
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,860,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Taking into account recent research on polarization, additions have been made to chapters on stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave mixing. Targeted for optical engineers, researchers, scientist and graduate students, the 549-page volume addresses pulse propagation in fibers.-Photonics Spectra, january 2007

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The one and only "classic" work in the field of nonlinear fiber optics!

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Govind Agrawal was born in Kashipur, a city located in the Himalayan foothills of India. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, in 1971 and 1974 respectively. After holding positions at the Ecole Polytechnique, France, the City University of New York, New York, and AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, Dr. Agrawal joined in 1989 the faculty of the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, where he is a Professor of Optics. He is an author or coauthor of more than 400 research papers and eight books in the areas of optics and photonics. Prof. Agrawal is a Fellow of both the Optical society of America and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is also a Life Fellow of the Optical Society of India.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Duwayne Anderson on August 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a serious book written at a graduate-student or advanced-under-graduate level for the practicing professional employed in designing optical telecommunications systems and components. I don't think the book was written with students particularly in mind, since (for example) there are no examples or problems in the book as typically found in university course work In his introduction, Agrawal says "[t]he book is aimed for researchers already engaged in or wishing to enter the filed of nonlinear fiber optics." As the title suggests, the book's emphasis is on nonlinear effects in optical fibers, as opposed to nonlinear effects in bulk materials.
The first chapter is pretty basic, and is mostly review material that describes things like the index cross section in an optical fiber, material issues, fabrication, chromatic dispersion, modal birefringence (which leads to polarization mode dispersion), non linear refraction and stimulated inelastic scattering. The review here is pretty brief (the chapter has only about 25 pages).
Chapter two develops the mathematics of wave propagation in optical fibers, including the mathematics of mode propagation and basic propagation equations derived from Maxwell's equations. This chapter actually develops several different differential equations; each based on various assumptions applicable to different pulse widths. These differential equations then form the basis for later investigations into various non-linear effects discussed in the book. Chapter two is thus a foundational chapter and should be read and understood completely before moving on. There is a brief discussion at the end of the chapter that describes numerical methods.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Andrew D on April 5, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is the first and foremost reference book on many aspects of nonlinear fibre effect. It is written for non-experts in fibres but is also an invaluable resource for those who are.
It starts off with a quick review of linear fibre characteristics (dispersion, loss, fabrication) and devotes a chapter each to a systematic study of how dispersion without nonlinearity and nonlinearity without dispersion affect pulse propagation. Higher order nonlinearity and dispersion are also covered.
From this introduction, the problem of having both nonlinearity and dispersion present is introduced, leading to solitons. This treatment does not go deeply into the algebraic solution of the NLS equation, but gives a good background of the properties of solitons.
Several other topics are covered which span a broad array of important nonlinear phenomenon in optical fibres under active research. This seems to be the book to buy if you need to know about solitons and other nonlinear effects, and is continually referenced.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Not in This way on June 15, 2009
Format: Hardcover
There are so many careless errors in the most important equations in this book. Some plots are wrong too. Some claims are ungrounded.

Not for entry level. For expert who already knows this stuff and who can easily spot his errors. Otherwise you will be so confused and almost wanted to kill yourself after sitting there staring at those erroneous equations. Should be used as a reference only if you have decided to make fiber optics your life. I had my worst year in college reading this book. My professor also agrees somehow with me that this book needs to be revised.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denis Morgunov on October 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I'm absolutly sure that everyone can find something useful in this book, no matter who you are - a novice in this subject or well experienced researcher in optics.

This book is also useful as a reference book on nonlinear effects. I very often find this book in hand.
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