Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides (Optics and Photonics)

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Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides gives a complete theoretical basis of optical fibers and planar lightwave circuits. Fundamental analytical waveguide theories are introduced and various numerical methods are are presented. Recent topics on planar lightwave circuit (PLC) devices are described including operational principles of arrayed-waveguide grating multiplexers (AWGs) and their applications. Readers will acquire a thorough understanding of optical fibers and waveguides as well as capabilities of designing and simulating novel optical devices.

Key Features
* Thorough and informative description of waveguide theory
* First book dealing with principles and applicaitons of AWGs and PLCs
* Full description of nonlinear optical effects in optical fibers such as optical solitons and four wave mixing etc
* Detailed theory on light coupling phenomena in directional couplers and Bragg gratings

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The internet and communication systems depend on optical waveguides for success; this book provides a rigorous and up-to-date introduction to this technology!

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Fundamentals of Waveguides gives a complete theoretical basis of optical fibers and planar lightwave circuits, while being the first book to deal with the principles and applications of Arrayed Waveguide Grating multiplexers (AWGs) and Planar Lightwave Circuits (PLCs). Fundamentals also provides the reader with an introduction to waveguide theory by including a thorough description of nonlinear optical effects in optical fibers as well as fully explaining the theory on light coupling phenomena in directional couplers and Bragg gratings. The comprehensive nature of this book enables researchers and graduate students working with optoelectronics to acquire and utilize the analysis techniques necessary for designing and simulating novel optical fibers and devices.

Katsunari Okamoto was born in Hiroshima, Japan on October 19, 1949. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Tokyo University, Japan, in 1972, 1974, and 1977 respectively. He has engaged in research on transmission characteristics of various fibers including PANDA fibers, as well as fiber-optic components, and proposed the idea of dispersion-flattened fibers (DSF) which he also experimented on. Okamoto has worked for the Optical Fiber Group, in Southampton, England and Ibaraki R&D Center, of NTT Opto-electronics Laboratories, where he has developed various AWGs and integrated-optic add/drop multiplexers. Presently he is employed as a research fellow at the Okamoto Research Laboratory in NTT Photonics Laboratories. He has served as both a LEOS Distinguished Lecturer and a program committee member for both annual and topical meetings, as one of the Topical Editors for IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, and International Liason of OFC for the Asia/Pacific Rim region. In addition, he has published more than 100 papers and authored or co-authored eight books. Dr. Okamoto is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Optical Society of America, the Institute of Electronics, the Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, and the Japan Society of Applied Physics.

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