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, 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
"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