Tata McGraw - Hill Education
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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.