Javid Atai obtained a BSc degree in Mathematics and Physics withFirst Class Honours from the University of Western Australia in 1991and a PhD degree in Optical Physics from the Australian National Universityin 1995. Upon completion of his PhD, he took up a postdoctoral positionin the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Twente,The Netherlands. In 1997, he joined the School of Electrical and InformationEngineering, the University of Sydney where he currently is an AssociateProfessor. Dr. Atai has published 100 journal and conference papers in the areasof optical communications and nonlinear optics. His research interestsinclude optical devices, optical communications, and nonlinear opticalphenomena. He is the Founding Editor of the Springer Book Series