Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Amplifiers


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Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Amplifiers
1010606Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Amplifiers
<emphasis role="bold">Introduction</emphasis> It has been known and understood from at least the time of Isaac Newton that light beams could be trapped and guided in a medium of higher index of refraction material surrounded by lower index of refraction material. Newton’s demonstration consisted of trapping a light beam inside a stream of water (Fig. 9.1). Three h…
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Thomas P. Pearsall: Photonics Essentials. Optical Fibers and Optical Fiber Amplifiers, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003), AccessEngineering Export