High-Nonlinearity in Glass Fibers and Cross-Phase Modulation

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)


In this chapter, the effects of nonlinearity in optical fiber communication link have been discussed and highlighted. Desirable effects of nonlinearity in general and undesirable effects, in particular, in an optical fiber are enumerated with examples. Cross-phase modulation (XPM) and high-nonlinearity (HNL) glasses along with their advantages and disadvantages are spelled out with the help of their theories and applications in practical systems.


Nonlinear Pulse broadening Polarization fluctuation Pulse walk-off 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan

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