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Principles of Photonics

Principles of Photonics

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Jia-Ming Liu
Cambridge University Press, 8/19/2016
EAN 9781107164284, ISBN10: 1107164281

Hardcover, 444 pages, 25.4 x 19.5 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

With this self-contained and comprehensive text, students will gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental concepts and major principles of photonics. Assuming only a basic background in optics, readers are guided through key topics such as the nature of optical fields, the properties of optical materials, and the principles of major photonic functions regarding the generation, propagation, coupling, interference, amplification, modulation, and detection of optical waves or signals. Numerous examples and problems are provided throughout to enhance understanding, and a solutions manual containing detailed solutions and explanations is available online for instructors. This is the ideal resource for electrical engineering and physics undergraduates taking introductory, single-semester or single-quarter courses in photonics, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to progress to more advanced courses on photonic devices, systems and applications.

Preface
Partial list of symbols
1. Basic concepts of optical fields
2. Optical properties of materials
3. Optical wave propagation
4. Optical coupling
5. Optical interference
6. Optical resonance
7. Optical absorption and emission
8. Optical amplification
9. Laser oscillation
10. Optical modulation
11. Photodetection
Appendix A
symbols and notations
Appendix B
SI metric system
Appendix C
fundamental physical constants
Appendix D
Fourier-transform relations
Index.