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Offers a concise, rigorous and up-to-date introduction to the field
Provides information on recent topics of great practical importance, including LEDs, displays and photovoltaic cells
Contains many helpful figures and numerical examples
This book will serve as a concise, self-contained, up-to-date introduction to Photonics, to be used as a textbook for undergraduate students or as a reference book for researchers and professionals. Blending theory with technical descriptions, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the general mechanism of laser action, continuous and pulsed laser operation, optical propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media, operating principles and structure of passive optical components, electro-optical and acousto-optical modulation, solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers and LEDs, nonlinear optics, and optical fiber components and devices.. The book concludes with an overview of applications, including optical communications, telemetry and sensing, industrial and biomedical applications, solid-state lighting, displays, and photovoltaics.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »LEDs Text - Manipulation of Light Beams - Modulation of Light Beams - Optical Fibers - Photonics Introduced - Properties of Lasers - Semiconductor Photonic Devices - Solid-state Lasers - Undergraduate Lasers Text - Undergraduate Photonics Text