Fundamentals of Photonics
Now in a new full-color edition, Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications, coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, as well as the interaction of photons and atoms, and semiconductor optics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminary sections build toward more advanced topics,
such as Fourier optics and holography, guided-wave and fiber optics, semiconductor sources and detectors, electro-optic and acousto-optic devices, nonlinear optical devices, optical interconnects and switches, and optical fiber communications.
Each of the twenty-two chapters of the first edition has been thoroughly updated. The Second Edition also features entirely new chapters on photonic-crystal optics (including multilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fibers, and resonators) and ultrafast optics (including femtosecond optical pulses, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and optical solitons). The chapters on optical interconnects and switches and optical fiber communications have been completely rewritten to accommodate current technology.
Each chapter contains summaries, highlighted equations, exercises, problems, and selected reading lists. Examples of real systems are included to emphasize the concepts governing applications of current interest.
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The theory of optical coherence deals with the definitions of these statistical
averages, with the laws that govern them, and with measures by which light is
classified as coherent, incoherent, or, in general, partially coherent. This Chapter
Random Partitioning of Coherent Light. (a) Use (12.2-33) to show that the photon
-number distribution of randomly partitioned coherent light retains its Poisson
form. (b) Show explicitly that the mean photon number for light reflected from a ...
The consequences of this assumption are far-reaching: □ The optical properties
of materials, such as refractive index and absorption coefficient, are independent
of light intensity. □ The principle of superposition, a fundamental tenet of ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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