1st Edition

Laser and Photonic Systems Design and Integration

Edited By Shimon Y. Nof, Andrew M. Weiner, Gary J. Cheng Copyright 2014
    427 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    427 Pages 145 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Introduction, Shimon Y. Nof, Andrew M. Weiner, and Gary J. Cheng
    Laser-Based Manufacturing Systems for Nanomaterials and Nanostructures, Prashant Kumar and Gary J. Cheng
    Photonic Systems for Crystalline Silicon and Thin-Film Photovoltaic Manufacturing, Peter Bermel, Gary J. Cheng, and Xufeng Wang
    Optics in Healthcare: A Systems Perspective, Peter Lorraine
    Biomedical Applications of Coherent Light Scattering, David D. Nolte
    Lasers in Medicine: Innovations and Applications, Thomas D. Weldon
    Shaping Ultrafast Laser Fields for Photonic Signal Processing, Andrew M. Weiner
    Terahertz Wave Air Photonics: Bridging the Gap and Beyond, Xi-Cheng Zhang
    Precision Collaboration and Advanced Integration Using Laser Systems and Techniques, Avital Bechar, Shimon Y. Nof, and Juan P. Wachs
    Sensing and Informatics in Laser-Based Nanomanufacturing Processes, Changqing Chang, Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam, and Ranga Komanduri
    System Optimization for Laser and Photonic Applications, Longfei Wang and Leyuan Shi
    Network Models and Operations of Laser and Photonics Systems, Xin W. Chen
    Dynamic Resource Allocation in Human-Centered Service Robot Applications, Seokcheon Lee
    Laser Applications in Safety and Ergonomics, Nancy Huang, Gaurav Nanda, and Mark R. Lehto
    Lasers in Our Life and Implications to Education, Juan D. Velasquez, Shimon Y. Nof, and Cesar Reynaga


    Shimon Y. Nof, Andrew M. Weiner, Gary J. Cheng

    "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