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High-Energy Ecologically Safe HF/DF Lasers: Physics of Self-Initiated Volume Discharge-Based HF/DF Lasers

1st Edition

Victor V. Apollonov, Sergey Yu. Kazantsev
February 28, 2020

This book explores new principles of Self-Initiating Volume Discharge for creating high-energy non-chain HF(DF) lasers, as well as the creation of highly efficient lasers with output energy and radiation power in the spectral region of 2.6–5 μm. Today, sources of high-power lasing in this spectral...

Terahertz Astronomy

1st Edition

Christopher K. Walker
January 14, 2020

A Powerful Window into Cosmic Evolution Terahertz (THz) observations of interstellar atoms, molecules, and dust serve as powerful probes of the conditions within the interstellar medium that permeates our galaxy, providing insights into the origins of stars, planets, galaxies, and the Universe....

Indoor Infrared Optical Wireless Communications: Systems and Integration

1st Edition

Ke Wang
January 07, 2020

This book aims to give an overview of recent developments in indoor near-infrared optical wireless communication technologies and systems, including basic theories, operating fundamentals, system architectures, modelling, experimental demonstrations, advanced techniques, and most recently, the...

MicroComputed Tomography: Methodology and Applications, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Stuart R. Stock
December 11, 2019

MicroComputed Tomography has become the gold standard for studying 3D microscopic structures nondestructively, and this book provides up-to-date coverage of the modality. The first part of the book focuses on methodology, covering experimental methods, data analysis, and visualization approaches....

Symmetry in Optics and Vision Studies: A Data-Analytic Approach

1st Edition

Marlos A.G. Viana, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
December 05, 2019

This book presents an introduction to the foundations, interpretations, and data-analytic applications of symmetry studies with an emphasis on applications in optical sciences. Symmetry studies connect group theoretic and statistical methods for data summary and inference. Readers should have an...

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors: Science, Technology and Applications

1st Edition

Marcelo M. Werneck, Regina Célia S. B. Allil
December 02, 2019

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors cover the fundamentals and applications of a new class of fiber sensors. With contributions from leading academics in the area, this book covers the theory of plastic optical fiber sensors or (POFs), as well as applications in oil, gas, biotechnology, and energy fields...

Advances in Neutron Optics: Fundamentals and Applications in Materials Science and Biomedicine

1st Edition

Maria L. Calvo, Ramon F. Alvarez-Estrada
November 28, 2019

Neutron optics studies the interactions of a beam of slow neutrons with matter. This book updates various advances on neutron optics. There will be a focus on the very active topics of neutron imaging (NI) and neutron spin optics (NSO). The book will also present applications of neutron beams in...

Sharp Focusing of Laser Light

1st Edition

Victor V. Kotlyar, Sergey S. Stafeev, Anton Nalimov
November 14, 2019

Readers will learn in which ways light can be "confined" within a subwavelength region smaller than half a wavelength. Strictly within the focal spot, all degrees of freedom of light interact and manifest themselves in a dramatic way. The size and shape of the focal spot and the magnitude of...

Optical Inspection of Microsystems

1st Edition

Wolfgang Osten
October 17, 2019

Where conventional testing and inspection techniques fail at the micro-scale, optical techniques provide a fast, robust, and relatively inexpensive alternative for investigating the properties and quality of microsystems. Speed, reliability, and cost are critical factors in the continued scale-up...

Photonics and Fiber Optics: Foundations and Applications

1st Edition

Tarun Kumar Gangopadhyay, Pathik Kumbhakar, Mrinal Kanti Mandal
October 11, 2019

The combination of laser and optoelectronics with optical fiber technology can enhance the seamless activities of fiber-optic communications and fiber-sensor arena. This book discusses foundations of laser technology, non-linear optics, laser and fiber-optic applications in telecommunication and...

Advances in Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Development: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics (SOPO 2019), August 17-19, 2019, Xi'an, China

1st Edition

Gin Jose, Mário Ferreira
October 08, 2019

This book presents recent and important developments in the field of Photonics and Optoelectronics, with a particular focus on Laser Technology, Optical Communications, Optoelectronic Devices and Image Processing. At present, Photonics and Optoelectronics Technologies are pivotal to the future of...

Optical Communication Systems: Limits and Possibilities

1st Edition

Andrew Ellis, Mariia Sorokina
September 20, 2019

Telecommunications have underpinned social interaction and economic activity since the 19th century and have been increasingly reliant on optical fibers since their initial commercial deployment by BT in 1983. Today, mobile phone networks, data centers, and broadband services that facilitate our...