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Nonlinear Fiber Optics

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Abstract

Nonlinear fiber optics concerns with the nonlinear optical phenomena occurring inside optical fibers. Although the field ofnonlinear optics traces its beginning to 1961, when a ruby laser was first used to generate the second-harmonic radiation inside a crystal [1], the use ofoptical fibers as a nonlinear medium became feasible only after 1970 when fiber losses were reduced to below 20 dB/km [2]. Stimulated Raman and Brillouin scatterings in single-mode fibers were studied as early as 1972 [3] and were soon followed by the study of other nonlinear effects such as self- and crossphase modulation and four-wave mixing [4]. By 1989, the field ofnonlinear fiber optics has advanced enough that a whole book was devoted to it [5]. This book or its second edition has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Russian languages, attesting to the worldwide activity in the field of nonlinear fiber optics.

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  • Dark Soliton
  • Optical Soliton
  • Bright Soliton
  • Nonlinear Phase Shift
  • Nonlinear Fiber Optic

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Agrawal, G.P. (2000). Nonlinear Fiber Optics. In: Christiansen, P.L., Sørensen, M.P., Scott, A.C. (eds) Nonlinear Science at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 542. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-46629-0_9

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