Photonics: Principles and Practices
Since the invention of the laser, our fascination with the photon has led to
one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing fields of technology. An explosion
of new materials, devices, and applications makes it more important than ever
to stay current with the latest advances. Surveying the field from fundamental
concepts to state-of-the-art developments, Photonics: Principles and Practices
builds a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects
of photonics from the basics of light waves to fiber optics and lasers.
Providing self-contained coverage and using a consistent approach, the author
leads you step-by-step through each topic. Each skillfully crafted chapter first
explores the theoretical concepts of each topic and then demonstrates how these
principles apply to real-world applications by guiding you through experimental
cases illuminated with numerous illustrations. Coverage is divided into six
broad sections, systematically working through light, optics, waves and diffraction,
optical fibers, fiber optics testing, and laboratory safety. A complete glossary,
useful appendices, and a thorough list of references round out the presentation.
The text also includes a 16-page insert containing 28 full-color illustrations.
Containing several topics presented for the first time in book form, Photonics:
Principles and Practices is simply the most modern, comprehensive, and hands-on
text in the field.
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