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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*r a Xz C. Paraxial Waves A wave is said to be paraxial if its wavefront normals
are paraxial rays. One way of constructing a paraxial wave is to start with a plane
wave A exp(— jkz), regard it as a "carrier" wave, and modify or "modulate" its ...
u(0,0.z) (a) (b) Figure 2.2-5 (a) Wavefunction of a paraxial wave at point on the z
axis as a function of the axial distance (b) The wavefronts and wavefront normals
of a paraxial wave in the x-z plane. The Paraxial Helmholtz Equation For the ...
B. Relation Between Electromagnetic Optics and Scalar Wave Optics The
paraxial scalar wave, defined in Sec. 2.2C, has wavefront normals that form small
angles with respect to the axial coordinate z. The wavefronts behave locally as
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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