160 pages | 23 B/W Illus.
This book provides an updated description of the most relevant types of highly nonlinear fibers. It also describes some of their actual applications for nonlinear optical signal processing. Multiple types of highly nonlinear fibers are considered, such as silica- based conventional highly nonlinear fibers, tapered fibers, photonic crystal fibers, and fibers made of highly nonlinear materials, namely lead-silicate, tellurite, bismuthoxide, and chalcogenide glasses. Several nonlinear phenomena occurring on such highly nonlinear fibers are described and used to realize different functions in the area of optical signal processing.
1. Introduction. 2. Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers. 3. Optical Solitons. 4. Highly Nonlinear
Fibers. 5. Optical Pulse Amplification.
6. Optical Pulse Train Generation. 7. Wavelength Conversion. 8. All-Optical Switching. 9. Optical