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Field Guide to Optical Fiber Technology
Author(s): Rüdiger Paschotta
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Book Description

This Field Guide describes many different types of fibers and their properties, as well as presents in a compact form the relevant physical foundations. Both passive and active (amplifying) fibers are discussed, and an overview on fiber nonlinearities and the application of active fibers in amplifiers and lasers is included. The large bibliography contains many useful references, covering both pioneering work and later seminal articles and books. This Guide should be very useful for a wide audience, including practitioners in industry as well as researchers.

Book Details

Date Published: 8 January 2010
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780819480903
Volume: FG16

Table of Contents
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Glossary of Symbols
Basics of Fibers
Principle of Waveguiding
Wave Propagation in Fibers
Calculation of Fiber Modes
Decomposition into Modes
Types of Fiber Modes
Cladding Modes
Single-Mode Fibers
V Number of a Single-Mode Fiber
Numerical Aperture of a Single-Mode Fiber
Effective Mode Area
Multimode Fibers
Glass Fibers
Non-Silica Glass Fibers
Plastic Optical Fibers
Origins of Propagation Losses
Losses of Silica Fibers
Bend Losses
Chromatic Dispersion
Birefringence and Polarization Effects
Polarization-Maintaining Fibers
Nonlinear Effects in Fibers
Overview on Fiber Nonlinearities
Effects of the Kerr Nonlinearity
Self-Phase Modulation
Numbers on Fiber Nonlinearities
Soliton Pulses
Linear Pulse Compression
Nonlinear Pulse Compression
Cross-Phase Modulation
Four-Wave Mixing
Parametric Amplification
Raman Scattering
Brillouin Scattering
Passive Fibers for Data Transmission
Wavelength Regions for Data Transmission
Optimization of Telecom Fibers
Considerations on Chromatic Dispersion
Dispersion Compensation
Important Standards for Telecom Fibers
Polarization Mode Dispersion
Photonic Crystal Fibers
Introduction to Photonic Crystal Fibers
Guidance According to Average Refractive Index
Fibers with Large Air Holes
Photonic Bandgap Fibers
Birefringent PCFs
Large Mode Area Fibers
Large Mode Area Fibers
Other Solid-Core Fiber Designs
Photonic Crystal Fiber Designs
Using Passive Optical Fibers
Tolerances for Low-Loss Fiber Joints
Launching Light into Single-Mode Fibers
Preparing Fiber Ends
Fusion Splicing
Fiber Connectors
Passive Fiber-Optic Components
Fiber Couplers
Fiber Bragg Gratings
Fiber-Coupled Faraday Isolators
Fiber Polarization Controllers
Active Fiber Devices
Rare-Earth-Doped Fibers
Importance of the Host Glass
Common Host Glasses
Double-Clad Fibers
Pump Absorption in Double-Clad Fibers
Coreless End Caps
Amplified Spontaneous Emission
Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
Neodymium- and Ytterbium-Doped Amplifiers
High-Power Fiber Amplifiers
Gain Efficiency
Gain Saturation
Continuous-Wave Fiber Lasers
High-Power Lasers vs. MOPAs
Upconversion Fiber Lasers
Pulsed Fiber Lasers
Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers
Equation Summary

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