Nonlinear Propagation Effects in Glass Fibers

  • R. H. Stolen
  • P. A. Fleury
  • H. Gibbs


Nonlinearities in optical fibers constitute a rich and diverse field of interest for devices, for the limits imposed on fiber transmission, and for the study of nonlinear optics. The basic properties of fiber nonlinear optics are the exchange of fiber length for optical power, the application of simple plane-wave theory and the importance of group-velocity dispersion and fiber polarization. The primary effects are stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering, Kerr effects, parametric four-photon mixing, and self-phase modulation. Self-phase modulation in combination with group-velocity dispersion leads to solitons and related effects.


Optical Pulse Stimulate Raman Scattering Waveguide Mode Nonlinear Refractive Index Raman Gain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Stolen
    • 1
  • P. A. Fleury
    • 2
  • H. Gibbs
  1. 1.Bell Telephone LaboratoriesHolmdelUSA
  2. 2.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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