ISBN 9780071078276,Polarization Of Light

Polarization Of Light



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9780071078276

ISBN-10 0071078274


Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Science fiction

This book covers the basic concepts and methods involved in polarization of light, and features important methods of analysis such as Jones matrices, Stokes parameters, and Poincare sphere. The book provides the background needed to understand the workings of, and to design various photonic devices, including Faraday rotators, inline fiber optic components such as polarizers, wave plates, and polarization controllers, and polarimetric sensors such as fiber optic current sensors. Birefringence and the phenomenon of polarization mode dispersion (PMD) in single-mode fibers are also covered. The discussion of concepts is succinct, and the presentation of methods includes concrete examples. The book comprehensively covers: Maxwell's Equations and Plane Wave Solutions Basic Concepts on Polarization Double Refraction and Applications Jones Vector Representation of Polarized Light Stokes Parameters Representation Poincare Sphere Representation of Polarized Light Propagation and Polarization Characteristics of Single Mode Fibers Birefringence in Optical Fibers: Applications Polarization Mode Dispersion in Optical Fibers With its comprehensive coverage, this book should be ideal text for students and a useful resource for engineers.