This is the first comprehensive treatment of optical waveguide theory and is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students. It provides an in-depth appreciation of fundamentals, with subjects introduced from a physical perspective prior to their mathematical development.
There are 37 comparatively short chapters; each introduces one concept and provides numerous solved problems. Many fundamental topics, not dealt with in other books, are discussed here for the first time, including:
1. birefringence caused by fibre geometry and material anisotropy,
2. single-mode, single-polarisation fibres,
3. the Gaussian approximation for circular and noncircular fibres,
4. a simple approach to fibre couplers and crosstalk,
5. a complete treatment of multimode, graded-index fibres by classical geometric optics,
6. radiation losses determined by both modal and Green's function methods,
7. numerous applications of perturbation, asymptotic and variational methods.
This book is in excellent condition throughout.