A comprehensive treatise on the components and devices of the lightwave explosion
Multiple advances in lightwave technology have led to a veritable overload of global information systems throughout the world. Given the sheer number and growing importance of such systems, Govind Agrawal's Lightwave Technology answers the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date account of all major aspects of this rapidly expanding field.
Components and Devices, the first independent volume of this two-volume engineering resource, is devoted to describing a multitude of today's silica- and semiconductor-based optical devices. Conceived and written by the foremost expert and bestselling author in the fiber optic field, the text provides detailed, in-depth coverage of both theoretical and practical aspects of the science, including:
� Fiber optics
� Passive and active fiber components
� Planar waveguides
� Semiconductor lasers and amplifiers
� Optical modulators
� WDM components
� Space- and time-domain switching
The second volume, Lightwave Technology: Communication Systems, deals with the design and performance of modern transmission systems making use of these devices.
Complete with chapter problems, a CD, and a Solutions Manual, this title serves as both a basic text book for students and a practical everyday reference for engineers and researchers in the field.
GOVIND P. AGRAWAL, PhD, is a professor at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York, and a Fellow of both the Optical Society of America and the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. A recognized expert in his field, Professor Agrawal has authored and coauthored over 300 research papers, book chapters, and monographs.