Reflecting changes in the field in the ten years since the publication of the first edition, The Handbook of Photonics, Second Edition explores recent advances that have affected this technology. In this new, updated second edition editor Mool Gupta is joined by John Ballato, strengthening the handbook with their combined knowledge and the continued contributions of world-class researchers.
New in the Second Edition:
Information on optical fiber technology and the economic impact of photonics
Coverage of emerging technologies in nanotechnology
Sections on optical amplifiers, and polymeric optical materials
The book covers photonics materials, devices, and systems, respectively. An introductory chapter, new to this edition, provides an overview of photonics technology, innovation, and economic development. Resting firmly on the foundation set by the first edition, this new edition continues to serve as a source for introductory material and a collection of published data for research and training in this field, making it the reference of first resort.
Table of Contents
Photonics Technology, Innovation, and Economic Development, C. St. John and R. Pouder
III-V Semiconductor Materials, G.W. Wicks
Optical Properties and Optoelectronic Applications of II-VI Semiconductor Heterostructures, H. Luo and A. Petrou
III-V Nitrides and Silicon Carbide as Optoelectronic Materials, S. Dog?an, A. Teke, and H. Morkoç
Nonlinear Optics, A.J. Stentz and R.W. Boyd
Ferroelectric Materials, V. Gopalan, K.L. Schepler, V. Dierolf, and I. Biaggio
Second- and Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Materials, L. Dalton, P. Sullivan, and A.K.-Y. Jen
Photovoltaic Devices, B.S. Richards and A. Shalav
Optoelectronic Devices, I. Adesida and J.J. Coleman
Miniature Solid-State Lasers, J.J. Zayhowski, D. Welford, and J. Harrison
Optical Modulators, J.N. Lee
Optical Fibers, D.A. Nolan
Ion-Exchanged Glass Waveguides, B. West
Design Methodology for Guided-Wave Photonic Devices, G.L. Yip
Optical Data Storage, C.F. Brucker, T.W. McDaniel, and M.C. Gupta
Holographic Data Storage, S.S. Orlov
Binary Optics, M.W. Farn
Electronic Displays, C. Infante
Digital Optical Computing and Interconnection, J. Jahns
Optical Communications, A.E. Willner and Z. Pan
"This book is a complete guide to the understanding of how current photonics -- works...Undoubtedly useful for biomedical engineers and physicians who need to have an essential reference that encompasses all areas of photonics."
- Valentin Grimblatov, Ph.D., Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
". . . a very useful reference."
– Hsiung Hsu, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, in OPN, June 2008, Vol. 19, No. 5