317 pages | 185 B/W Illus.
The definition of optical material has expanded in recent years, largely because of IT advances that have led to rapid growth in optoelectronics applications.Helping to explain this evolution, Optical Materials and Applications presents contributions from leading experts who explore the basic concepts of optical materials and the many typical applications in which they are used.
An invaluable reference for readers ranging from professionals to technical managers to graduate engineering students,this book coverseverything from traditional principles to more cutting-edge topics. It also details recent developmental trends, with a focus on basic optical properties of material.
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This book carefully balances coverage of theory and application of typical optical materials for ultraviolet, visible and infrared, non-linear optics, solid state lasers, optical waveguides, optical thin films and nanophotonics. It addresses both basic ideas and more advanced topics, making it an equally invaluable resource for beginners and active researchers in this growing field.
"Optical Materials and Applications is intended for researchers in the field of optics. All necessary mathematical theories are presented in a concise way. The book provides a good balance of mathematical theories, experimental results and the application of typical optical materials in various subfields of optics. For example, the authors discuss ultraviolet, visible and infrared optics, nonlinear optics, solid state lasers, optical thin films and nanophotonics. At the end of each of the seven chapters there are substantial references. There is also a large and helpful index, which is very important for a book of this type."
––Darko Vasiljevic, associate research professor, Photonics Center, Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Basic Theory on Optical Properties of Solids, Moriaki Wakaki and Keiei Kudo
Optical Materials for Ultraviolet, Visible, and Infrared, Toshihiro Arai and Moriaki Wakaki
Materials for Nonlinear Optics, Toshihiro Arai and Moriaki Wakaki
Materials for Solid-State Lasers, Taro Itatani
Materials for Optical Waveguides, Bishnu P. Pal
Materials for Optical Thin Films, Takehisa Shibuya
Materials for Nanophotonics, Kiyoshi Asakawa