I have written this book to ?ll a void between theory and practice, a void that Iperceivedwhileconductingmyownresearchanddevelopmentofcomponents and instruments over the last ?ve years. In the chapters that follow I have pulled materials from the technical and patent literature that are relevant to the understanding and practice of polarization optics in telecommuni- tions, material that is often known by the respective experts in industry and academia but is rarely if ever found in one place. By bringing this material intoonemonograph, andbyapplyingasingleformalismthroughout, Ihopeto create a abase levela upon which future research and development can grow. Polarization optics in telecommunications is an ever-evolving ?eld. Each yearsigni?cantadvancementsaremade, punctuatedbyimportantdiscoveries. The references upon which this book is based are only a snap-shot in time. Areasthatremainunresolvedatthetimeofpublicationmayverywellbecl- i?ed in the years to come. Moreover, the focus of the ?eld changes in time: for instance, there have been few passive nonreciprocal component advancements reported in the last few years, but PMD and PDL advancement continues with only modest abatement.B. Huttner, B. Gisin, and N. Gisin, aDistributed PMD measurement with a Polarization-OTDR in optical fibers, a Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 17, no . 10, pp. 1843a1848 ... Available: http://www.jdsu.com/ 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76.
|Title||:||Polarization Optics in Telecommunications|
|Author||:||Jay N. Damask|
|Publisher||:||Springer - 2005-08-25|