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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This may be followed by material on devices used for analog data processing,
such as Acousto-Optics. and end with switches and gates (Chapter 23) which are
used for digital data processing. 1 . Ray Optics 2. Wave Optics 3. Beam Optics 4.
Electromagnetic radiation propagates in the form of two mutually coupled vector
waves, an electric-field wave and a magnetic-field wave. Nevertheless, it is
possible to describe many optical phenomena using a simplified scalar wave
theory in ...
Figure 2.0-2 Wave optics encompasses ray optics. Ray optics is the limit of wave
optics when the wavelength is very short. scalar-wave model of light known as
wave optics. The consequences of these simple postulates are manifold and far ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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