This book reflects the substantial progress made in the area of optical fibers and provides for the first time a systematic description of linear and non-linear fiber devices, including fiber couplers, splices, connectors, multiplexers, switches, and modulators. Primarily aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in optics, optoelectron
Optical fibre and propagation. Coupling: Micro components, tapers, splices, connectors. Devices based on coupling effect with non polarised light. Devices using polarised light. Devices using non-linearities in fibres. Laser and amplifiers based on rare earth doped fibres. Conclusion and latest developments.