Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Principles and Applications (Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing)

Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers: Principles and Applications (Wiley Series in Telecommunications and Signal Processing)

By: Emmanuel Desurvire (author)Hardback

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How is light amplified in the doped fiber? How much spontaneous emission noise is generated at the output? Do detectors with optical preamplifiers outperform avalanche photodiodes? What are the current types and architectures of amplifier-based systems? Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers Principles and Applications These are just a handful of the essential questions answered in Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers-the first book to integrate the most influential current papers on this breakthrough in fiber-optics technology. Written by one of the pioneers in the field, this unique reference provides researchers, engineers, and system designers with detailed, interdisciplinary coverage of the theoretical underpinnings, main characteristics, and primary applications of EDFAs. Packed with information on important system experiments and the best experimental results to date as well as over 1,400 references to the expanding literature, Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers illuminates such key areas as: Modeling light amplification in Er-doped single-mode fibers Fundamentals of noise in optical fiber amplifiers Photodetection of optically amplified signals Spectroscopic properties of erbium glass fibers Gain, saturation, and noise characteristics of EDFAs Device and system applications of EDFAs In so doing, the book sheds light on many new frontiers of knowledge, such as inhomogeneous modeling and nonlinear photon statistics, and demonstrates the many broadening benefits of EDFAs, including their polarization insensitivity, temperature stability, quantum-limited noise figure, and immunity to interchannel crosstalk. With the demand for transoceanic and terrestrial communications growing at a steady rate of 25 per cent a year, the arrival of Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers-destined to significantly expand the capabilities of today's hard-pressed lightwave technology-couldn't be more timely.

About Author

About the author EMMANUEL DESURVIRE is Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. For four years he was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Laboratories which did pioneering work in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. In 1993 Dr. Desurvire received the IEEE's Distinguished Lecturer Award. In 1994, he joined Alcatel-Alsthom Recherche in France. He is a contributor to the book Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers and is the author or coauthor of more than 90 technical papers. He received his Diploma of Advanced Studies in the field of theoretical physics from the University of Paris in 1981 and his PhD in physics from the University of Nice two years later. He spent two years in postdoctoral research at Stanford University.


PART A - Fundamentals of Optical Amplification in Single-Mode Fibres: Steady-State Laser Action in Single-Mode Fibres; Fundamentals of Noise in Optical Fibre Amplifiers; Signal Photodetection with Optical Amplifiers; PART B - Characteristics of Erbium Glass Fibres: Spectroscopic Properties of Erbium Glass Fibres; Fibre Amplifier Gain and Saturation Characteristics; Comparison of Erbium Fibre Amplifiers with Other Optical Amplifier Types; PART C - Device and System Applications: Erbium Doped Fibre Lasers Overview; Optically Controlled Switches, Gates and Memories; Long-Distance Communications; Fibre Amplifiers in Local Area Networks.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780471589778
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 800
  • ID: 9780471589778
  • weight: 1576
  • ISBN10: 0471589772

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