Microwave Photonics

2nd Edition

Chi H. Lee

CRC Press
Published March 21, 2013
Reference - 496 Pages - 344 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466502864 - CAT# K14448

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  • Discusses the recent advances in micro- and millimeter-wavelength as well as terahertz-frequency systems
  • Brings together contributions from international leaders in the field, including pioneering researchers
  • Examines wave generation, measurement, detection, control, and propagation in detail
  • Discusses the monolithic integration of photonic microwave electronic devices and circuits
  • Details the devices and components enabling ultra-wideband and ultrafast transmission, switching, and signal processing
  • Includes more than 340 illustrations and tables


Microwave photonics continues to see rapid growth. The integration of optical fiber and wireless networks has become a commercial reality and is becoming increasingly pervasive. Such hybrid technology will lead to many innovative applications, including backhaul solutions for mobile networks and ultrabroadband wireless networks that can provide users with very high bandwidth services. Microwave Photonics, Second Edition systematically introduces important technologies and applications in this emerging field. It also reviews recent advances in micro- and millimeter-wavelength and terahertz-frequency systems.

The book features contributions by leading international researchers, many of whom are pioneers in the field. They examine wave generation, measurement, detection, control, and propagation in detail, as well as the devices and components that enable ultrawide-band and ultrafast transmission, switching, and signal processing. These devices and components include optical-controlled microwave devices, optical transmitters, receivers, switching devices, detectors, and modulators. The book explores the theory, techniques, and technologies that are fueling applications such as radio-over-fiber, injection-locked semiconductor lasers, and terahertz photonics. Throughout, the contributors share insights on overcoming current limitations and on potential developments.

What’s New in This Edition

  • Two new chapters, on fiber Bragg gratings for microwave photonics applications and ultrawide-band sub-THz photonic wireless links
  • Updates throughout, reflecting advances in the field
  • New illustrations in each chapter

Fully illustrated with more than 300 figures and tables, this book offers a detailed, wide-ranging overview of the current state and future directions of this burgeoning technology.


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