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Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications : Advanced Texts in Physics (Hardcover) - Thomas Schneider

Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications

Advanced Texts in Physics (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 15th June 2004
ISBN: 9783540201953
Number Of Pages: 420

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Broader bandwidths, denser channel spacing, and higher signal intensities all makes nonlinear effects more critical to the performance of telecommunications systems. This comprehensive and didactic overview explores the nonlinear effects from a physical point of view and discusses the implications for signal capacity. Enriched with practical considerations and experimental results, the book offers special chapters dealing with applications of nonlinear effects for signal processing, ultrafast-optical switching, wavelength conversion, nonlinear amplification, and optical phase-conjugation. The author Thomas Schneider of Deutsche Telekom demonstrates how innovative thinking can actually exploit nonlinear effects to enhance bandwidth and overcome previous limitations. Equipped with chapter-end summaries and problems, this valuable reference can also serve as a graduate-level textbook.

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"This comprehensive new book on Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications provides a timely overview of the physics and applications of nonlinearity in optical communications systems. I found this a high quality book providing in depth coverage of the most important topics. It is highly recommended to the specialist researcher or postgraduate student." (Barry Luther Davies, The Physicist, Vol. 41 (6), November/December, 2004)

Introduction
Fundamentals of Linear and Nonlinear Optics
Overview of Linear Optical Effects
Optical Telecommunications
Nonlinear Effects
The Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation
Self- and Cross-Phase Modultion
Four-Wave-Mixing FWM
Intrachannel Nonlinear Effects
Solitons
Raman Scattering
Brillouin Scattering
Applications of Nonlinear Effects in Telecommunications
Optical Signal Processing
Nonlinear Lasers and Amplifiers
Nonlinear Optical Phase Conjugation
Apendices
Solutions to the Exercises
References
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ISBN: 9783540201953
ISBN-10: 3540201955
Series: Advanced Texts in Physics (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 420
Published: 15th June 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.79