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Field guide to optical fiber technology

Author: Rüdiger Paschotta; Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers.
Publisher: Bellingham, Wash. : SPIE, ©2010.
Series: SPIE field guides, FG16.
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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  Read more...
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Paschotta, Rüdiger.
Field guide to optical fiber technology.
Bellingham, Wash. : SPIE, ©2010
(DLC) 2009049649
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rüdiger Paschotta; Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers.
ISBN: 9780819480910 0819480916
OCLC Number: 606641423
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 116 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 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 --
Step-index fibers --
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 --
Nanofibers --
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 --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: SPIE field guides, FG16.
Responsibility: Rüdiger Paschotta.

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