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By John R. Pierce

This textual content considers waves the good unifying idea of physics. With minimum arithmetic, it emphasizes the habit universal to express phenomena—earthquake waves studied by means of seismologists; waves and ripples on oceans, lakes, and ponds; waves of sound that trip throughout the air; mechanical waves in stretched strings and in quartz crystals that may be used to manage the frequency of radio transmitters; electromagnetic waves that represent gentle, and which are radiated via radio transmitters and obtained through radio receivers; and the waves of chance hired in quantum mechanics to foretell the habit of electrons, atoms, and intricate substances.
Starting with a glance on the power and gear of sinusoidal waves, author John R. Pierce explores wave media and modes, part pace and team speed, vector and intricate illustration, strength and momentum, coupled modes and coupling among modes, polarization, diffraction, and radiation. References and an index look on the finish of the book.

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1986) Appl. Phys. Lett, 49, 236. , Hasegawa, A. (1988) Opt. Lett, 13, 392-4 and 937. Taniuti, T. (1974) Progr. Theor. Phys. (Japan), Suppl, 55, 1-35. Zakharov, V. E. and Shabat, A. B. (1987) Zh. Eksp. Teor. , 61, 118-34. (English trans. Sov. Phys. ) Solitons in optical fibers: an experimental account L. F. 1 Introduction In optical fibers, solitons are non-dispersive light pulses based on non-linearity of the fiber's refractive index. Such fiber solitons have already found exciting use in the precisely controlled generation of ultrashort pulses, and they promise to revolutionise telecommunications.

1988) Opt. Lett, 13, 392-4 and 937. Taniuti, T. (1974) Progr. Theor. Phys. (Japan), Suppl, 55, 1-35. Zakharov, V. E. and Shabat, A. B. (1987) Zh. Eksp. Teor. , 61, 118-34. (English trans. Sov. Phys. ) Solitons in optical fibers: an experimental account L. F. 1 Introduction In optical fibers, solitons are non-dispersive light pulses based on non-linearity of the fiber's refractive index. Such fiber solitons have already found exciting use in the precisely controlled generation of ultrashort pulses, and they promise to revolutionise telecommunications.

2 Transmission of solitons in fibers In order to transmit a train of solitons in a fiber for an extended distance, solitons must be amplified to compensate for the fiber loss. However, unlike a linear pulse train which is deformed by the fiber dispersion, solitons can be transmitted only by amplifications for a distance over several thousand kilometres. Two means of amplification may be considered. One is a distributed amplification by means of the stimulated Raman process and the other is a local amplification by the use of erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

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