The fourth edition of Nonlinear Fiber Optics discusses nonlinear phenomena that occur within optical fibers. Reflecting on developments in holey, microstructured and photonic crystal fibers, it includes new chapters on these fibers and on their effects and applications, which range from optical coherence tomography to high-precision frequency metrology. Taking into account recent research on polarization, additions have been made to chapters on stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave mixing. Targeted for optical engineers, researchers, scientists and graduate students, the 549-page volume addresses pulse propagation in fibers. Govind P. Agrawal; Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, Burlington, Mass., 2007; $89.95; h72.95.
- The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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