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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Figure 2.2-3 Cross section of the wave- fronts of a spherical wave. Fresnel
Approximation of the Spherical Wave: The Paraboloidal Wave Let us examine a
spherical wave (originating at r = 0) at points r = (x, y, z) that are sufficiently close
to the ...
PROBLEMS 2.2-3 Spherical Waves. Use a spherical coordinate system to verify
that the complex amplitude of the spherical wave (2.2-15) satisfies the Helmholtz
equation (2.2-7). 2.2-4 Intensity of a Spherical Wave. Derive an expression for ...
10.2 SPHERICAL-MIRROR RESONATORS The planar-mirror resonator
configuration discussed in the preceding section is highly sensitive to
misalignment. If the mirrors are not perfectly parallel, or the rays are not perfectly
normal to the ...
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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
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