2nd Edition

Essentials of Photonics

By Alan Rogers Copyright 2009
    488 Pages 256 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    488 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Rogers, Alan