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Principles of Photonics

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  • Date Published: August 2016
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107164284
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  • With this self-contained and comprehensive text, students will gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental concepts and major principles of photonics. Assuming only a basic background in optics, readers are guided through key topics such as the nature of optical fields, the properties of optical materials, and the principles of major photonic functions regarding the generation, propagation, coupling, interference, amplification, modulation, and detection of optical waves or signals. Numerous examples and problems are provided throughout to enhance understanding, and a solutions manual containing detailed solutions and explanations is available online for instructors. This is the ideal resource for electrical engineering and physics undergraduates taking introductory, single-semester or single-quarter courses in photonics, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to progress to more advanced courses on photonic devices, systems and applications.

    • A self-contained introductory text enabling students to grasp the fundamentals of photonics
    • Includes numerous examples and problems to enhance understanding of key concepts
    • Accompanied by an online solutions manual for instructors
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    '[Principles of Photonics] is an excellent textbook … The book would also be suitable for physics students. … The volume carries readers from the nature of optical fields and the properties of optical materials, through to principles of major photonics functions including the generation, propagation, amplification and detection of optical waves. Readers will thus gain a firm foundation for future forays into photonics devices and systems.' K. Alan Shore, Optics and Photonics News

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    21st May 2019 by Tiagovla

    That's a great material to learn about photonic devices and advanced electromagnetic theory.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107164284
    • dimensions: 254 x 195 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.14kg
    • contains: 117 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Partial list of symbols
    1. Basic concepts of optical fields
    2. Optical properties of materials
    3. Optical wave propagation
    4. Optical coupling
    5. Optical interference
    6. Optical resonance
    7. Optical absorption and emission
    8. Optical amplification
    9. Laser oscillation
    10. Optical modulation
    11. Photodetection
    Appendix A: symbols and notations
    Appendix B: SI metric system
    Appendix C: fundamental physical constants
    Appendix D: Fourier-transform relations

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    Jia-Ming Liu, University of California, Los Angeles
    Jia-Ming Liu is Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Liu has published over 250 scientific papers and holds 12 US patents, and is the author of Photonic Devices (Cambridge, 2005). He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, the IEEE, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

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