About the book
Since their invention, optical fibers have been the simplest way to control and transmit light from two near and distant points depending on the application. The technology of optical fibers and the materials used in their fabrication methods have changed over time, improving results as applications depending on the radiation absorption, distance, laser sources, and different use requirements. Between the possible areas of application of optical fiber devices communications, military, medical, and construction industry can be mentioned. A very important aspect of work with optical fiber applications is the use of the active-passive components since the good use of those materials, and the fabrication quality, will produce good or bad results in the system applied. Additionally, some of the recent advances in optical fiber applications are conducted about the nonlinear dynamical behavior that is frequently obtained with rare-earth-doped, and this type of fibers have been used in many important applications. In this book, recent results about different interesting topics concerning fiber optics, and novel applications will be presented.