Fundamentals of Photonics
Now in a new full-color edition, Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications, coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, as well as the interaction of photons and atoms, and semiconductor optics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminary sections build toward more advanced topics,
such as Fourier optics and holography, guided-wave and fiber optics, semiconductor sources and detectors, electro-optic and acousto-optic devices, nonlinear optical devices, optical interconnects and switches, and optical fiber communications.
Each of the twenty-two chapters of the first edition has been thoroughly updated. The Second Edition also features entirely new chapters on photonic-crystal optics (including multilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fibers, and resonators) and ultrafast optics (including femtosecond optical pulses, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and optical solitons). The chapters on optical interconnects and switches and optical fiber communications have been completely rewritten to accommodate current technology.
Each chapter contains summaries, highlighted equations, exercises, problems, and selected reading lists. Examples of real systems are included to emphasize the concepts governing applications of current interest.
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It is instructive to compare the dispersion diagram for light propagation in a slab
dielectric waveguide, as shown in Fig. 8.2-8(a), to that for light propagation in a
periodic dielectric medium comprising a collection of parallel dielectric slabs, ...
An example of a fiber-optic 4-node ring network operating at different data rates
is shown in Fig. 24.4-4. Each of the four nodes transmits data to the other three
nodes at either the OC-12 622 Mb/s) or the OC-24 (« 1.24 Gb/s) rate, as shown.
For example, in the network shown in Fig. 24.4-8(a), nodes 1 and 2 communicate
on channel A^ and so do nodes 2 and 3. However, nodes 1 and 3 must use a
different wavelength A2 if they use the path connecting them via node 2. Similarly
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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