PH 459 Nonlinear Fiber Optics and Applications (3-0-0-6)

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Course Syllabus
Basic characteristics of an optical fiber: Fiber losses, Chromatic dispersion, Polarization mode dispersion, Fiber nonlinearities, fiber modes, single-mode fiber.
Nonlinear pulse propagation: Derivation of The Nonlinear-Schrödinger equation (NLSE), variational and numerical methods to solve NLSE.
Optical solitons: Modulation instability, physics of optical soliton formation in optical fiber, bright and dark solitons, soliton-soliton interactions, effect of higher order perturbations.
Highly nonlinear fibers: Fibers with silica cladding, tapered fibers with air cladding, non-silica fibers,microstructured fibers.
Applications: Nonlinear fiber gratings, slow light, nonlinear fiber coupler, fiber-lasers, pulse compression, super continuum generation, soliton communication system.
Texts and references:
1. G.P.Agrawal,Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. Academic Press,2007  The Prime Text-book
2. G.P.Agrawal,Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Academic Press,2001
3. R.W.Boyd,Nonlinear Optics,3rd ed. Academic press,2007

Lecture Schedule
 Monday (11AM-11:55AM)
Wednesday(8AM-8:55AM)
Friday(10 AM-10:55AM)
Room No. 4003
Evaluation Scheme
Quiz-I(Total Marks:10)              
Mid-Semester Exam. (Total Marks:30)
Quiz-II(Total Marks:10)             (Surprise Quiz!)
End Semester Exam. (Total Marks:50)