New, significant scientific discoveries in laser and photonic technologies, systems perspectives, and integrated design approaches can improve even further the impact in critical areas of challenge. Yet this knowledge is dispersed across several disciplines and research arenas. Laser and Photonic Systems: Design and Integration brings together a multidisciplinary group of experts to increase understanding of the ways in which systems perspectives may influence laser and photonic innovations and application integration.
By bringing together chapters from leading scientists and technologists, industrial and systems engineers, and managers, the book stimulates new thinking that would bring a systems, network, and system-of-systems perspective to bear on laser and photonic systems applications. The chapters challenge you to explore opportunities for revolutionary and broader advancements. The authors emphasize the identification of emerging research and application frontiers where there are promising contributions to lasers, optics, and photonics applications in fields such as manufacturing, healthcare, security, and communications.
The book contains insights from leading researchers, inventors, implementers, and innovators. It explains a variety of techniques, models, and technologies proven to work with laser and photonic systems, their development, design, and integration. Such systems are of growing interest to many organizations, given their promise and potential solutions of grand societal challenges. Lastly, the book helps you leverage the knowledge into exciting new frontiers of successful solutions.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Laser and Photonic Systems and Innovations. Manufacturing and Materials Processing. The Potential Impact of Lasers on Manufacturing in the 21st Century. Laser Rock Drilling R&D. Impact of Lasers on Modern Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing. Lasers for Scalable Manufacturing of Solar Energy Devices. Healthcare. Overview of Optics Opportunities and Challenges in Healthcare. Applications of Ultrashort Laser Pulses. In Living Motion: Imaging Cellular Function in Live Tissues. Communication and Security. Shaping Ultrafast Laser Fields for Photonic Signal Processing. Optical Telecommunication Networks. Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics. THz wave air photonics: Bridging the "Gap" and Beyond. Human and Systems Perspectives. Systems Management Approaches. Nested Partitions Optimization Method and its Applications. Robust Coating Design in the Presence of Manufacturing Errors. Laser Systems in Precision Interactions and Collaboration. Emerging Frontiers. Challenges and Future Research Opportunities with Systems Perspectives of Laser and Photonic Systems and Innovations.
"The book offers a wide range of interesting topics. Many of the chapters offer modern and fresh perspectives that should stimulate new advances in the field."
—Duncan MacFarlane, The University of Texas at Dallas