Optical Fibers: New Developments


Marco Pisco, PhD (Editor)
University of Sannio, Optoelectronic Division – Engineering Department, Palazzo Bosco Lucarelli, Benevento, Italy

Series: Lasers and Electro-Optics Research and Technology
BISAC: TEC030000

Optical fibers are the technological innovation that has revolutionized the way we communicate. The development of optical fiber technology started from the earliest studies and pioneering experiments on total internal reflection, and passed through several technological advancements, ending with the achievement of modern optical fiber devices and systems for communication and sensing applications.

Nowadays, the research and development of optical fiber technology is very wide and diversified. A multitude of aspects are singularly investigated by several researchers with different scientific backgrounds. Topics intensively addressed involve the design and development of novel configurations of optical fibers, the exploitation of novel light manipulation mechanisms with optical fiber platforms, the assessment of novel fabrication processes as well as the realization of optical fiber components and systems for communication and sensing applications. The integration of advanced functional materials with optical fibers is also addressed for the realization of optical fiber sensors and actuators.

This book is a collection of contributions by renowned scientists in the optical fiber technology field, covering a wide range of recent progress pertaining to various topics such as special optical fibers, non-linear effects in optical fiber, components and devices for communication systems as well as optical fiber sensors. Inevitably, many aspects are omitted, but each chapter is a representative example of the latest trends and results in a rapidly evolving research scenario. This collection is enriched by a few expert commentaries on selected topics, highlighting recent innovative developments and a future outlook in optical fiber technology. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents

Foreword pp.vii-viii
(Limin Tong, State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instrumentation, Department of Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China)

Preface pp.ix-xi

Expert Commentaries pp.1-2

Evolutions of Transmission Fiber
(Masaaki Hirano, Optical Communications R&D Laboratories, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan)pp.3-8

Emerging Topics in Nonlinear Fiber Optics
(Stefan Webnitz, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Brescia, Brescia, Italy)
Designing Supercontinuum Fiber Light Sources “À La Carte” for Biomedical Applications
(Albert Ferrando, Departament d’Òptica, Universitat de València. València, Spain)pp.15-22

Chapters pp.23-24

Chapter 1. Microfiber Coil Resonators: Theory, Manufacture and Application
(Fei Xu, Wei Guo, Wei Hu and Yan-qing Lu, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Nanjing University, Nanjing, P.R. China)pp.25-52

Chapter 2. Graded-Index Plastic Optical Fibers: Materials and Fabrication Techniques
(Kotaro Koike, Yasuhiro Koike and Yoshiyuki Okamoto, Keio Photonics Research Institute, Keio University, Japan, and others)pp.53-86

Chapter 3. BDK-Doped Polymer Optical Fiber (BPOF) Gratings: Design, Fabrication and Sensing Application
(Yanhua Luo, Qijin Zhang and Gang-Ding Peng, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, and others)pp.87-126

Chapter 4. Microfabrication on the Surface of Optical Fibers for the Next Generation of MEMS Devices
(Harutaka Mekaru, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan)pp.127-182

Chapter 5. Dynamics of Bright Solitons and their Collisions for the Inhomogeneous Coupled Nonlinear Schrödinger-Maxwell-Bloch Equations
(Camus Gaston Latchio Tiofack, Alidou Mohamadou, Timoléon Crépin Kofané and Kuppuswamy Porsezian, Laboratory of Mechanics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon, and others)pp.183-204

Chapter 6. Solitons in Optical Fibers with Power Loss/Gain and Phase Modulation
(M. Idrish Miah, Department of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh, and others)pp.205-222

Chapter 7. Last-Mile Technologies: New WDM Access Proposals, Devices and Experiments
(Qian Deniel, Fabienne Saliou, Philippe Chanclou, Lucia Marazzi, Paola Parolari, Marco Brunero, Alberto Gatto, Mario Martinelli, Giancarlo Gavioli, Alessandro Iachelini, Antonio Cimmino, R. Brenot, Sophie Barbet, François Lelarge, Sean O’Duill, Simon Gebrewald, Christian Koos, Wolfgang Freude and Juerg Leuthold, Orange Labs, France, and others)pp.223-278

Chapter 8. Optical Fiber Connection Technologies: Current and Novel Field Installable Connectors
(Mitsuru Kihara, Access Network Service Systems Laboratories,
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Japan)pp.279-304

Chapter 9. New Advances in Tapered Fiber Sensors
(Ricardo M. André, Manuel B. Marques and Orlando Frazão, INESC Porto and Faculty of Science, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal)pp.305-316

Chapter 10. Smart CFRP Systems with Embedded FBG for Structural Monitoring and Retrofitting
(Maria-Barbara Schaller, Stefan Kaeseberg and Torsten Thiel, GGB mbH, Germany, and others)pp.317-330

Chapter 11. Optical Fiber Sensors for Vital Signs Monitoring
(Zhihao Chen, Doreen Lau and Pin Lin Kei, Neural and Biomedical Technology Department, Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, and others)
Index pp.353-363

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