Photonics and Laser Engineering: Principles, Devices, and Applications

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May 21, 2010


Hardback, 704 pages


0071606084 / 9780071606080


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Main description

In-Depth Coverage of Photonics and Laser Engineering

Written by an internationally acclaimed expert, this comprehensive volume provides the background in theoretical physics necessary to understand practical applications of lasers and optics. Photonics and Laser Engineering Principles, Devices, and Applications discusses theories of electromagnetism, geometrical optics, quantum mechanics, and laser physics and connects them to relevant implementations in areas such as fiber optics, optical detection, laser resonator design, and semiconductor lasers. Each chapter contains detailed equations, sample problems, and solutions to reinforce the concepts presented.

Photonics and Laser Engineering covers:

  • Electromagnetic wave theory of light with applications
  • Geometrical optics
  • Laser beams and resonators
  • Classical and quantum theories of light-matter interactions
  • Laser technology, including optical gain, oscillation, solid-state lasers, Q-switching, and laser mode locking
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Anisotropic media and modulation of light
  • Dielectric waveguides and optical fibers
  • Nonlinear optics and the Raman effect

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Notation; Chapter 1. Electromagnetic Wave Theory of Light with Applications; Chapter 2. Geometrical Optics; Chapter 3. Laser Beams and Resonators; Chapter 4. Light-Matter Interactions; Chapter 5. Quantum Theory of Light-Matter Interactions; Chapter 6. Lasers; Chapter 7. Semiconductor Lasers; Chapter 8. Anisotropic Media and Modulation of Light; Chapter 9. Noise and Optical Detection; Chapter 10. Dielectric Waveguides and Optical Fibers; Chapter 11. Nonlinear Optics; Appendix A. Background on Hermite Polynomials; Appendix B. Some Fundamental Constants; Index

Author comments

Alphan Sennaroglu is currently a professor of physics and electrical-electronics engineering at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey. He leads the internationally acclaimed Laser Research Laboratory.

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