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Lightwave Technology: Components and Devices

ISBN: 978-0-471-21573-8
448 pages
June 2004
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A comprehensive treatise on the components and devices of the lightwave explosion
Multiple advances in lightwave technology have led to a veritable overload of global information systems throughout the world. Given the sheer number and growing importance of such systems, Govind Agrawal's Lightwave Technology answers the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date account of all major aspects of this rapidly expanding field.
Components and Devices, the first independent volume of this two-volume engineering resource, is devoted to describing a multitude of today's silica- and semiconductor-based optical devices. Conceived and written by the foremost expert and bestselling author in the fiber optic field, the text provides detailed, in-depth coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects of the science, including:
* Fiber optics
* Passive and active fiber components
* Planar waveguides
* Semiconductor lasers and amplifiers
* Optical modulators
* Photodetectors
* WDM components
* Space- and time-domain switching
The second volume, Lightwave Technology: Communication Systems, deals with the design and performance of modern transmission systems making use of these devices.
Complete with chapter problems, a CD, and a Solutions Manual, this title serves as both a basic text book for students and a practical everyday reference for engineers and researchers in the field.
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Table of Contents


1. Optical Fibers.

2. Passive Fiber Components.

3. Active Fiber Components.

4. Planar Waveguides.

5. Semiconductor Lasers and Amplifiers.

6. Optical Modulators.

7. Photodetectors.

8. WDM Components.

9. Optical Switching.

10. Time-Domain Switching.

Appendix A: System of Units.

Appendix B: Software Package.

Appendix C: Acronyms.


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Author Information

GOVIND P. AGRAWAL, PhD, is a professor at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York, and a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America and the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. A recognized expert in his field, Professor Agrawal has authored and coauthored over 300 research papers, book chapters, and monographs.
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