ISBN 9781403930118,Fiber Optics and Lasers: The Two Revolutions

Fiber Optics and Lasers: The Two Revolutions


Ajoy Ghatak



Macmillan India Ltd

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9781403930118

ISBN-10 1403930112


Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)

Revolutions & coups

The invention of the laser in 1960 provided mankind with a unique source of light, which is highly directional, spectrally pure and extremely bright. The development of such a unique source of light ushered in a large number of applications in many diverse areas such as communications, medicine, defence, etc. Besides, lasers have found numerous commercial uses and the number of such applications is still rising. Today, light wave communication using hair-thin optical fibers of glass has truly revolutionised communication and has been primarily responsible for the Internet explosion. Salient Features ? An introductory, easy-to-understand and purely non-mathematical text ?Covers state-of-the-art developments in the field of fiber optics - fiber amplifiers, dispersion compensation and non-linear effects ?Discusses basics of lasers with emphasis on special properties and applications ?Adopts an application-oriented approach - applications explained with interesting illustration