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JOHN A. BUCK received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. He then joined the faculty of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he is now at the rank of professor. His research areas have included ultrafast switching, nonlinear optical materials characterization, and nonlinear propagation in fibers.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fiber optics, Optical fibers, Optical communications, Optical wave guides