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Gas Lasers

Gas Lasers

1st Edition

Masamori Endo, Robert F. Walter
December 26, 2006

Lasers with a gaseous active medium offer high flexibility, wide tunability, and advantages in cost, beam quality, and power scalability. Gas lasers have tended to become overshadowed by the recent popularity and proliferation of semiconductor lasers. As a result of this shift in focus, details on...

Photonics: Principles and Practices

Photonics: Principles and Practices

1st Edition

Abdul Al-Azzawi
December 21, 2006

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...

Lens Design

Lens Design

4th Edition

Milton Laikin
December 19, 2006

There is no shortage of lens optimization software on the market to deal with today's complex optical systems for all sorts of custom and standardized applications. But all of these software packages share one critical flaw: you still have to design a starting solution. Continuing the bestselling...

Polymer Fiber Optics: Materials, Physics, and Applications

Polymer Fiber Optics: Materials, Physics, and Applications

1st Edition

Mark G. Kuzyk
September 11, 2006

This straightforward text examines the scientific principles, characterization techniques, and fabrication methods used to design and produce high quality optical fibers. Polymer Fiber Optics: Materials, Physics, and Applications focuses on the fundamental concepts that will continue to play a role...

Applied Microphotonics

Applied Microphotonics

1st Edition

Wes R. Jamroz, Roman Kruzelecky, Emile I. Haddad
June 27, 2006

As the limits of electrical performance come within sight, photons are poised to take over for the electron. But the search continues for the materials, topologies, and fabrication technologies capable of producing photonic devices at a reasonable speed and cost. Taking a fundamentallook at the...

Optics in Magnetic Multilayers and Nanostructures

Optics in Magnetic Multilayers and Nanostructures

1st Edition

Stefan Visnovsky
March 06, 2006

In the continuing push toward optical computing, the focus remains on finding and developing the right materials. Characterizing materials, understanding the behavior of light in these materials, and being able to control the light are key players in the search for suitable optical materials....

Laser Safety Management

Laser Safety Management

1st Edition

Ken Barat
February 22, 2006

An effective laser safety program can mean big savings in time, money, effort, and most importantly, human well-being. It can improve the quality of your research program, your organization's reputation, and ultimately, improve your bottom line. Based on the extensive experience of active Laser...

Encyclopedic Handbook of Integrated Optics

Encyclopedic Handbook of Integrated Optics

1st Edition

Kenichi Iga, Yasuo Kokubun
November 01, 2005

As optical technologies move closer to the core of modern computer architecture, there arise many challenges in building optical capabilities from the network to the motherboard. Rapid advances in integrated optics technologies are making this a reality. However, no comprehensive, up-to-date...

Electromagnetic Theory and Applications for Photonic Crystals

Electromagnetic Theory and Applications for Photonic Crystals

1st Edition

Kiyotoshi Yasumoto
October 14, 2005

Photonic technology promises much faster computing, massive parallel processing, and an evolutionary step in the digital age. The search continues for devices that will enable this paradigm, and these devices will be based on photonic crystals. Modeling is a key process in developing crystals with...

GMPLS Technologies: Broadband Backbone Networks and Systems

GMPLS Technologies: Broadband Backbone Networks and Systems

1st Edition

Naoaki Yamanaka, Kohei Shiomoto, Eiji Oki
September 26, 2005

Multi-Protocol Label Switch (MPLS) and Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) are key technologies for next-generation IP backbone networks. Until now, however, engineers have been forced to search for technical papers on this subject and read them in an ad-hoc manner. At last there is a book that explains both...

Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras

Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras

1st Edition

Junichi Nakamura
August 05, 2005

Shrinking pixel sizes along with improvements in image sensors, optics, and electronics have elevated DSCs to levels of performance that match, and have the potential to surpass, that of silver-halide film cameras. Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras captures the current...

Physics of Optoelectronics

Physics of Optoelectronics

1st Edition

Michael A. Parker
May 23, 2005

Physics of Optoelectronics focuses on the properties of optical fields and their interaction with matter. Understanding that lasers, LEDs, and photodetectors clearly exemplify this interaction, the author begins with an introduction to lasers, LEDs, and the rate equations, then describes the...

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