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Handbook of Optoelectronics (Two-Volume Set)

By John Dakin

© 2006 – CRC Press

1,680 pages | 1034 B/W Illus.

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A field as diverse as optoelectronics needs a reference that is equally versatile. From basic physics and light sources to devices and state-of-the-art applications, the Handbook of Optoelectronics provides comprehensive, self-contained coverage of fundamental concepts and practical applications across the entire spectrum of disciplines encompassed by optoelectronics. The handbook unifies a broad array of current research areas with a forward-looking focus on systems and applications.

Beginning with an introduction to the relevant principles of physics, materials science, engineering, and optics, the book explores the details of optoelectronic devices and techniques including semiconductor lasers, optical detectors and receivers, optical fiber devices, modulators, amplifiers, integrated optics, LEDs, and engineered optical materials. Applications and systems then become the focus, with sections devoted to industrial, medical, and commercial applications, communications, imaging and displays, sensing and data processing, spectroscopic analysis, the art of practical optoelectronics, and future prospects. This extensive resource comprises the efforts of more than 70 world-renowned experts from leading industrial and academic institutions around the world and includes many references to contemporary works.

Whether used as a field reference, as a research tool, or as a broad and self-contained introduction to the field, the Handbook of Optoelectronics places everything you need in a unified, conveniently organized format.

Table of Contents


Basic Concepts; Alan Rogers

An Introduction to Optoelectronics; Alan Rogers

Optical Materials; Neil Ross

Incandescent, Discharge and Arc Lamp Sources; David O. Wharmby

Detection of Optical Radiation; Antoni Rogalski and Zbigniew Bielecki

Propagation Along Optical Fibers and Waveguides; John Love

Introduction to Lasers and Optical Amplifiers; William S. Wong, Chien-Jen Chen and Yan Sun

Advanced Concepts; Alan Rogers and Galina Khitrova

Advanced Optics; Alan Rogers

Basic Concepts in Photometry, Radiometry and Colorimetry; Yoshi Ohno

Nonlinear and Short Pulse Effects; Günter Steinmeyer

Optoelectronic Devices and Techniques; John P. Dakin, Roel Bates and Michel Digonnet

Visible Light-Emitting Diodes; Klaus Streubel

Semiconductor Lasers; Jens Buus

Optical Detectors and Receivers; Hidehiro Kume

Optical Fiber Devices; Suzanne Lacroix and Xavier Daxhelet

Optical Modulators; Nadir Dagli

Optical Amplifiers; Johan Nilsson, Jesper Lægsgaard and Anders Bjarklev

Ultrafast Optoelectronics; Günter Steinmeyer

Integrated Optics; Nikolaus Boos and Christian Lerminiaux

Infrared Devices and Techniques; Antoni Rogalski and Krzysztof Chrzanowski

Organic Light Emitting Devices; Martin Grell

Microstructured Optical Fibers; Tanya M. Monro, Anders Bjarklev and Jesper Lægsgaard

Engineered Optical Materials; Peter G.R. Smith



Communication; Jean-Luc Beylat

Optical Transmission; Michel Joindot and Michel Digonnet

Optical Network Architectures; Ton Koonen

Optical Switching and Multiplexed Architectures; Dominique Chiaroni

Imaging and Displays; Peter Raynes and Tatsuo Uchida

Camera Technology; Kenkicki Tanioka, Takao Ando and Masayuki Sugawara

Vacuum Tube and Plasma Displays; Makoto Maeda, Tsutae Shinoda and Heiju Uchiike

Liquid Crystal Displays; David Coates

Technology and Applications of Spatial Light Modulators; Uzi Efron

Organic Electroluminescent Displays; Nicholas Baynes and Euan Smith

Three-Dimensional Display Systems; Nick Holliman

Optical Scanning and Printing; Ron Gibbs

Sensing and Data Processing; John P. Dakin, Roel Bates and Edward Browell

Optical Fiber Sensors; John P. Dakin, Kazuo Hotate, Robert A. Lieberman and Michael A. Marcus

Remote Optical Sensing by Laser; J. Michael Vaughan

Military Optoelectronics; Hilary G. Sillitto

Optical Information Storage and Recovery; Susanna Orlic

Optical Information Processing; John N. Lee

Industrial, Medical, and Commercial Applications; John P. Dakin and Roel Bates

Spectroscopic Analysis; Günter Gauglitz and John P. Dakin

Intelligent Surveillance; Brian Smith

Optical Actuation and Control; George K. Knpof

Optical to Electrical Energy Conversion: Solar Cells; Tom Markvart

Medical Applications of Photonics; Tuan Vo-Dinh

The Art of Practical Optoelectronics; Roel Bates

The Art of Practical Optoelectronic Systems; Anthony E. Smart


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SCIENCE / Optics