2nd Edition

Essentials of Photonics

ISBN 9780849338366
Published December 5, 2008 by CRC Press
488 Pages 256 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The importance of photonics in science and engineering is widely recognized and will continue to increase through the foreseeable future. In particular, applications in telecommunications, medicine, astronomy, industrial sensing, optical computing and signal processing continue to become more diverse.

Essentials of Photonics, Second Edition describes the entire range of photonic principles and techniques in detail. Previously named Essentials of Optoelectronics, this newly named second edition of a bestseller felects changes that have occurred in this field. The book presents a new approach that concentrates on the physical principbestles, demonstrating their interdependence, and developing them to explain more complex phenomena. It gives insight into the underlying physical processes in a way that is readable and easy to follow, as well as entirely self-contained.

Written by an author with many years of experience in teaching and research, this book includes a detailed treatment of lasers, waveguides (including optical fibres), modulators, detectors, non-linear optics and optical signal processing. This new edition is brought up-to-date with additional sections on photonic crystal fibres, distributed optical-fibre sensing, and the latest developments in optical-fibre communications.

Table of Contents

Photons and Electrons
Historical Sketch
The Wave Nature of Light
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Emission and Absorption Processes
Photon Statistics
The Behaviour of Electrons
Wave Properties of Light
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Wave Representation
Electromagnetic Waves
Reflection and Refraction
Total Internal Reflection
Interference of Light
Light Waveguiding
Gaussian Beams and Stable Optical Resonators
Polarization Optics
The Polarization Ellipse
Crystal Optics
Retarding Waveplates
A Variable Waveplate: The Soleil-Babinet Compensator
Polarizing Prisms
Linear Birefringence
Circular Birefringence
Elliptical Birefringence
Practical Polarization Effects
Polarization Analysis
The Form of the Jones Matrices
Light and Matter Emission, Propagation, and Absorption Processes
Classical Theory of Light Propagation in Uniform Dielectric Media
Optical Dispersion
Emission and Absorption of Light
Optical Coherence and Correlation
Measure of Coherence
Wiener-Khinchin Theorem
Dual-Beam Interference
Practical Examples
Some Essential Physics of Radiation and Solids
Electrons in Solids
Optical Sources, Modulators, and Detectors
Optical Sources
Optical Modulators
Optical Waveguides
The Planar Waveguide
Integrated Optics
Cylindrical Waveguides
Optical Fibres
Optical Fibres for Communications
Polarization-Holding Waveguides
Photonic Crystal Fibres
Nonlinear Optics
Nonlinear Optics and Optical Fibres
The Formalism of Nonlinear Optics
Second-Harmonic Generation and Phase Matching
Optical Mixing
Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index
Four-Photon Mixing (FPM)
Parametric and Inelastic Processes
Non-Linear Effects in Photonic Crystal Fibres (PCF)
Photonics in Action
Antireflective Coatings
Optical-Fibre Current Measurement
The Integrated Optical Spectrum Analyser
The Audio Compact Disc (CD)
The Optical-Fibre Gyroscope
Optical-Time-Domain Reflectometry (OTDR) and Its Use in Distributed Optical-Fibre Raman Temperature Sensing (DTS)
Measurement of Very Short Optical Pulses: The Autocorrelator
Topics in Optical-Fibre Communications
Regimes-Correlation Length
Epilogue And What of the Future?
Appendix I: Maxwell’s Equations
Appendix II: The Fourier Inversion Theorem
Appendix III: Symmetry of the Permittivity Tensor
Appendix IV: The Polarization Ellipse
Appendix V: Radiation from an Oscillating Dipole
Appendix VI: The d-Function
Appendix VII: The Fermi-Dirac Function
Appendix VIII: Second Harmonic Generation
Appendix IX: The Sampling Theorem
Appendix X: The Semiconductor Equation
Appendix XI: The Formal Analysis of Polarization-Mode Dispersion (PMD)

Each chapter includes an introduction, conclusion, problems, references, and suggestions for further reading

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