Fundamentals of Optical Fibers, Second Edition offers readers a timely and consistent introduction to the fundamental principles of light propagation in fibers. In it, the author reviews, in depth, fundamental wave guiding concepts, the influence of various fiber structures and materials on light transmission, nlinear light propagation effects occurring in fibers, and various measurement techniques. Since the chief application of optical fibers is in communication systems, throughout the book the focus is on topics, which pertain to that domain.
JOHN A. BUCK received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. He then joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is now at the rank of professor. His research areas have included ultrafast switching, nonlinear optical materials characterization, and nonlinear propagation in fibers.