Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Light Propagation in Gain Media
Optical Amplifiers


  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521493482

£ 75.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Over the past two decades, optical amplifiers have become of key importance in modern communications. In addition to this, the technology has applications in cutting-edge research such as biophotonics and lab-on-a-chip devices. This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental concepts, theory and analytical techniques behind the modern optical amplifier technology. The book covers all major optical amplification schemes in conventional materials, including the Raman and parametric gain processes. The final chapter is devoted to optical gain in metamaterials, a topic that has been attracting considerable attention in recent years. The authors emphasize analytical insights to give a deeper, more intuitive understanding of various amplification schemes. The book assumes background knowledge of electrical engineering or applied physics, including exposure to electrodynamics and wave motion, and is ideal for graduate students and researchers in physics, optics, bio-optics and communications.

    • Provides a detailed treatment of the fundamental ideas and techniques relevant to optical amplification
    • Covers all major optical amplification schemes in conventional materials, as well as in novel media such as metamaterials
    • Gives an intuitive understanding of various amplification schemes by emphasizing analytical results
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521493482
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Dispersive dielectric slabs
    3. Generic active media
    4. Optical Bloch equations
    5. Fiber amplifiers
    6. Semiconductor optical amplifiers
    7. Raman amplifiers
    8. Optical parametric amplifiers
    9. Gain in optical metamaterials

  • Authors

    Malin Premaratne, Monash University, Victoria
    Malin Premaratne is Research Director and Associate Professor in the Advanced Computing and Simulation Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Australia. He guides the research program in theory, modeling and simulation of light propagation in guided and scattering media.

    Govind P. Agrawal, University of Rochester, New York
    Govind P. Agrawal is Professor of Optics and Physics in the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, USA. His current research interests include optical communications, nonlinear optics and laser physics.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.