Nonlinear Optics in Telecommunications

  • Thomas Schneider

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Thomas Schneider
      Pages 1-5
  3. Fundamentals of Linear and Nonlinear Optics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
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      Pages 9-40
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      Pages 41-63
    4. Thomas Schneider
      Pages 65-115
  4. Nonlinear Effects in Optical Waveguides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Thomas Schneider
      Pages 119-142
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      Pages 143-165
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      Pages 167-200
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      Pages 201-213
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      Pages 215-237
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      Pages 239-268
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      Pages 269-296
  5. Applications of Nonlinear Effects in Telecommunications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Thomas Schneider
      Pages 299-342
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      Pages 343-366
    4. Thomas Schneider
      Pages 367-385
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 387-417

About this book


Broader bandwidths, denser channel spacing, and higher signal intensities all makes nonlinear effects more critical to the performance of telecommunications systems. This comprehensive and didactic overview explores the nonlinear effects from a physical point of view and discusses the implications for signal capacity. Enriched with practical considerations and experimental results, the book offers special chapters dealing with applications of nonlinear effects for signal processing, ultrafast-optical switching, wavelength conversion, nonlinear amplification, and optical phase-conjugation. The author Thomas Schneider of Deutsche Telekom demonstrates how innovative thinking can actually exploit nonlinear effects to enhance bandwidth and overcome previous limitations. Equipped with chapter-end summaries and problems, this valuable reference can also serve as a graduate-level textbook.


Modulation Optical Signal Processing Optical Telecommunications Phase Physics Signal communication laser nonlinear optics optics signal processing telecommunications

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachhochschule LeipzigDeutsche Telekom AGLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05772-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08996-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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