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The Handbook of Photonics

2nd Edition

Edited by Mool C. Gupta, John Ballato

CRC Press

1,040 pages | 544 B/W Illus.

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Reflecting changes in the field in the ten years since the publication of the first edition, The Handbook of Photonics, Second Edition explores recent advances that have affected this technology. In this new, updated second edition editor Mool Gupta is joined by John Ballato, strengthening the handbook with their combined knowledge and the continued contributions of world-class researchers.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Information on optical fiber technology and the economic impact of photonics

  • Coverage of emerging technologies in nanotechnology

  • Sections on optical amplifiers, and polymeric optical materials

    The book covers photonics materials, devices, and systems, respectively. An introductory chapter, new to this edition, provides an overview of photonics technology, innovation, and economic development. Resting firmly on the foundation set by the first edition, this new edition continues to serve as a source for introductory material and a collection of published data for research and training in this field, making it the reference of first resort.

  • Reviews

    "This book is a complete guide to the understanding of how current photonics -- works…Undoubtedly useful for biomedical engineers and physicians who need to have an essential reference that encompasses all areas of photonics."

    - Valentin Grimblatov, Ph.D., Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

    ". . . a very useful reference."

    – Hsiung Hsu, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University, in OPN, June 2008, Vol. 19, No. 5

    Table of Contents


    Photonics Technology, Innovation, and Economic Development, C. St. John and R. Pouder


    III-V Semiconductor Materials, G.W. Wicks

    Optical Properties and Optoelectronic Applications of II-VI Semiconductor Heterostructures, H. Luo and A. Petrou

    III-V Nitrides and Silicon Carbide as Optoelectronic Materials, S. Dog?an, A. Teke, and H. Morkoç


    Nonlinear Optics, A.J. Stentz and R.W. Boyd

    Ferroelectric Materials, V. Gopalan, K.L. Schepler, V. Dierolf, and I. Biaggio


    Second- and Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Materials, L. Dalton, P. Sullivan, and A.K.-Y. Jen


    Photovoltaic Devices, B.S. Richards and A. Shalav

    Optoelectronic Devices, I. Adesida and J.J. Coleman

    Miniature Solid-State Lasers, J.J. Zayhowski, D. Welford, and J. Harrison

    Optical Modulators, J.N. Lee

    Optical Fibers, D.A. Nolan

    Ion-Exchanged Glass Waveguides, B. West

    Design Methodology for Guided-Wave Photonic Devices, G.L. Yip

    Optical Data Storage, C.F. Brucker, T.W. McDaniel, and M.C. Gupta

    Holographic Data Storage, S.S. Orlov

    Binary Optics, M.W. Farn

    Electronic Displays, C. Infante


    Digital Optical Computing and Interconnection, J. Jahns

    Optical Communications, A.E. Willner and Z. Pan


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Optics
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics