1st Edition

Wireless and Guided Wave Electromagnetics Fundamentals and Applications

By Le Nguyen Binh Copyright 2013
    406 Pages 169 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    406 Pages 169 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Wireless communications allow high-speed mobile access to a global Internet based on ultra-wideband backbone intercontinental and terrestrial networks. Both of these environments support the carrying of information via electromagnetic waves that are wireless (in free air) or guided through optical fibers. Wireless and Guided Wave Electromagnetics: Fundamentals and Applications explores the fundamental aspects of electromagnetic waves in wireless media and wired guided media. This is an essential subject for engineers and physicists working with communication technologies, mobile networks, and optical communications.

    This comprehensive book:

    • Builds from the basics to modern topics in electromagnetics for wireless and optical fiber communication
    • Examines wireless radiation and the guiding of optical waves, which are crucial for carrying high-speed information in long-reach optical networking scenarios
    • Explains the physical phenomena and practical aspects of guiding optical waves that may not require detailed electromagnetic solutions
    • Explores applications of electromagnetic waves in optical communication systems and networks based on frequency domain transfer functions in the linear regions, which simplifies the physical complexity of the waves but still allows them to be examined from a system engineering perspective
    • Uses MATLAB® and Simulink® models to simulate and illustrate the electromagnetic fields
    • Includes worked examples, laboratory exercises, and problem sets to test understanding

    The book’s modular structure makes it suitable for a variety of courses, for self-study, or as a resource for research and development. Throughout, the author emphasizes issues commonly faced by engineers. Going a step beyond traditional electromagnetics textbooks, this book highlights specific uses of electromagnetic waves with a focus on the wireless and optical technologies that are increasingly important for high-speed transmission over very long distances.

    Electric and Magnetic Fields and Waves
    Brief Overview
    Wave Representation
    Maxwell’s Equations
    Maxwell Equations in Dielectric Media
    Current Continuity
    Lossless TEM Waves
    Maxwell’s Equations in Time-Harmonic and Phasor Forms
    Plane Waves

    Electrical Transmission Lines
    Model of Time-Harmonic Waves on Transmission Lines
    Terminated Transmission Lines
    Smith Chart
    Impedance Matching
    Concluding Remarks
    Problems/Questions on Transmission Line–Transmission and Reflection
    Problems on Transmission Lines 1
    Problems on Transmission Lines 2
    Problems on Transmission Lines 3 Using the Smith Chart

    Radiating Fields
    Antenna Figure of Merit
    Concluding Remarks
    Appendix: Metallic Waveguide

    Planar Optical Waveguides
    Formation of Planar Single-Mode Waveguide Problems
    Approximate Analytical Methods of Solution
    Design and Simulations of Planar Optical Waveguides: Experiments
    Appendix: Exact Analysis of Clad Linear Optical Waveguides
    Appendix: WKB Method, Turning Points, and Connection Formulae

    Three-Dimensional Optical Waveguides
    Marcatilli’s Method
    Effective Index Method
    Finite Difference Numerical Techniques for 3D Waveguides
    Mode Modeling of Rib Waveguides

    Optical Fibers: Single- and Few-Mode Structures and Guiding Properties
    Optical Fibers: Circular Optical Waveguides
    Special Fibers
    Nonlinear Optical Effects
    Optical Fiber Manufacturing and Cabling
    Concluding Remarks
    Appendix: Technical Specification of Corning Single-Mode Optical Fibers

    Optical Fiber Operational Parameters
    Introductory Remarks
    Signal Attenuation in Optical Fibers
    Signal Distortion in Optical Fibers
    Advanced Optical Fibers: Dispersion-Shifted, -Flattened, and -Compensated Optical Fibers
    Propagation of Optical Signals in Optical Fiber Transmission Line: Split-Step Fourier Method
    Appendix: Program Listings for Design of Standard Single-Mode Fiber
    Appendix: Program Listings of the Design of Non-Zero-Dispersion-Shifted Fiber

    Guided Wave Optical Transmission Lines: Transfer Functions
    Transfer Function of Single-Mode Fibers
    Fiber Nonlinearity
    Nonlinear Fiber Transfer Functions and Application in Compensations
    Concluding Remarks
    Appendix: Program Listings of Split-Step Fourier Method (SSFM) with Nonlinear SPM Effect and Raman Gain Distribution
    Appendix: Program Listings of an Initialization File

    Fourier Guided Wave Optics
    Background: Fourier Transformation
    Guided Wave Wavelet Transformer
    Optical Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
    Nyquist Orthogonal Channels for Tbps Optical Transmission Systems
    Design of Optical Waveguides for Optical FFT and IFFT
    Concluding Remarks
    Appendix: AWG Specifications

    Appendix: Vector Analysis



    Le Nguyen Binh is a technical director at the European Research Center of Huawei Technologies in Munich, Germany. He is the editor, author, or coauthor of eight books in optics and photonics, including:

    "The teaching and learning of electromagnetics have in recent years been profoundly influenced by the availability of simple experimental apparatus and very accurate simulation software. This book gives a detailed overview of the main application areas of electromagnetics especially tailored for electrical engineering students. In particular, the book covers a wide range of topics in electromagnetics ranging from guided waves to radiated waves."
    —Malin Premaratne, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

    "This book merges a systematic rigorous mathematical approach with a solid and clear physical view of the electromagnetic phenomena. The book is structured in a very student-oriented way: the chapters can be introduced in different order according to the needs of students and/or instructors. ... an essential guide for engineers and/or practitioners."
    —Prof. Ing. Antonio Orlandi, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione e di Economia, University of L’Aquila, Rome, Italy