Optical Fibers and All-fiber Components
1. Edition November 2008
XXIV, 344 Pages, Softcover
An essential single-source textbook to understand light propagation in guided optical structures. Includes graphs, calculation methods, and numerical results of solved problems to illustrate the theory. For students, newcomers and resarchers in guided & fiber optics.
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An essential, up-to-date textbook in understanding the propagation of light in guided optical structures. The author is the founding member of one of today's leading labs in fiber-optic communications science and he bases the contents on first-hand teaching and lab experience, providing a solid and rigorous scientific foundation, while also considering the applied view point required for an engineering curriculum. He omits fundamental equations of electromagnetism to establish rigorous guided mode solutions, concentrating rather on covering all fiber device modeling used in communication -- ranging from basic concepts of linear guided optics, equations and solutions of wave-applied guiding structures, to optical fiber communication devices.
Includes solutions to Maxwell's equations, and a wealth of graphs, calculation methods and numerical problems to illustrate the theory.
Supplementary material available free to lecturers.
Symbols, Operators and Coordinate Systems
1 Vector Wave Equations
2 Fundamental Properties of Vector Modes
3 Exact Vector Solutions for Waveguides
4 ScalarMode Theory
5 Degeneracy of the Vector Modes
6 Mode Coupling and Bragg Gratings
7 Tapered Fibers
8 Fiber Splices
9 2 × 2 Fiber Couplers
Appendix A: Bessel Functions and Modified Bessel Functions of Integer Order
Appendix B: Proof of the Identity used to Establish the Group Velocity Formula
Appendix C: Method for Distinguishing between the HE and EH Vector Modes of a Multi-layered Fiber
Appendix D: Definitions of the Refractive Indices