Reflecting the growing importance of multi-mode transmission media in communications, radar, sensors, remote sensing, and many other industrial applications, this work presents analytic methods for calculating the transmission statistics of microwave and optical components with random imperfections. The emphasis here is on multi-mode waveguides, optical fibers, and directional couplers-described by the coupled line equations with random parameters-as well as multi-layer optical coatings used as windows, mirrors, or filters. The author clearly explains how to calculate the transmission statistics of these devices in terms of their coupling or optical thickness statistics, in both the time and frequency domains. This unique resource for engineers and researchers involved in the design of multi-mode transmission media: Focuses on matrix techniques and the various types of problems to which they can be applied Incorporates many new results developed by the author Discusses applications to problems of significant practical interest Demonstrates a purely analytical approach-t using Monte Carlo or other simulation methods
HARRISON E. ROWE has made major contributions to a wide range of subjects in the communications area, including the Manley--Rowe relations, early work on multi--mode random waveguides, a widely used method for determining digital angle--modulation spectra, and more. Dr. Rowe was the joint recipient of the David Sarnoff award in 1977 and the Microwave Prize in 1972 for his contributions, and is the author of Signal and Noise in Communications Systems.