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Light Propagation in Gain Media
Optical Amplifiers

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

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  • 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
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    • 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
    Index.

  • 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.

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