1st Edition

Principles and Practices

ISBN 9780849382901
Published December 21, 2006 by CRC Press
968 Pages 64 Color & 860 B/W Illustrations

USD $260.00

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Book Description

Since the invention of the laser, our fascination with the photon has led to one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing fields of technology. An explosion of new materials, devices, and applications makes it more important than ever to stay current with the latest advances. Surveying the field from fundamental concepts to state-of-the-art developments, Photonics: Principles and Practices builds a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of photonics from the basics of light waves to fiber optics and lasers.

Providing self-contained coverage and using a consistent approach, the author leads you step-by-step through each topic. Each skillfully crafted chapter first explores the theoretical concepts of each topic and then demonstrates how these principles apply to real-world applications by guiding you through experimental cases illuminated with numerous illustrations. Coverage is divided into six broad sections, systematically working through light, optics, waves and diffraction, optical fibers, fiber optics testing, and laboratory safety. A complete glossary, useful appendices, and a thorough list of references round out the presentation. The text also includes a 16-page insert containing 28 full-color illustrations.

Containing several topics presented for the first time in book form, Photonics: Principles and Practices is simply the most modern, comprehensive, and hands-on text in the field.

Table of Contents

Contributors- Dr. Charley Bamber,  Dr. Imad Hasan, Dr. Robert Weeks, Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, Eng. Valerie Dube

Light The Nature of Light
Light and Shadows
Thermal Radiation
Light Production
Light Intensity
Light and Colour
Laws of Light
Plane Mirrors
Spherical Mirrors
Light Passing through Optical Components
Optical Instruments for Viewing Applications
Polarization of Light
Optical Materials - Dr. Charley Bamber
Waves and Diffraction
Interference and Diffraction
The Diffraction Grating
Spectrometers and Spectroscopes
Optical Fibres
Fibre Optic Cables
Advanced Fibre Optic Cables
Light Attenuation in Optical Components
Fibre-Optic Cable Types and Installations
Fibre-Optic Connectors
Passive Fibre Optic Devices
Wavelength Division Multiplexer
Optical Amplifiers
Optical Receivers - Dr. Imad Hasan
Lasers - Dr. Abdul Al-Azzawi and Dr. Robert Weeks
Optical Switches
Optical Fibre Communications - Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi
Fibre Optic Lighting
Fibre Optic Testing - Eng. Valerie Dube
Photonics Laboratory Safety
Appendix A: Details of the Devices, Components, Tools, and Parts
Appendix B: Alignment Procedure of a Conventional Articulating Spectrometer
Appendix C: Lighting Lamps
Appendix D: International System of Units (SI)
Glossary Index

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“ … an overview of the principal concepts and practical aspects related to the field of photonics technology. … Recommended.”
— CHOICE, Vol. 44, No. 11