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Detection of Light

Detection of Light
From the Ultraviolet to the Submillimeter

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: November 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521017107

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  • Detection of Light provides a comprehensive overview of the important approaches to photon detection from the ultraviolet to the submillimeter spectral regions. This expanded and fully updated second edition discusses recently introduced types of detector: superconducting tunnel junctions, hot electron bolometer mixers, and fully depleted CCDs. It also includes historically important devices such as photographic plates. Material from many disciplines is combined into a comprehensive and unified treatment of the detection of light, with emphasis on the underlying physical principles.

    • A unified, broad discussion of approaches to photon detection
    • Uses simple physical tools to explain advanced detector concepts
    • An ideal bridge between undergraduate physics and specialised literature
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    "This book could serve as a supplementary text in graduate spectroscopy course. Each chapter is provided with problems." Applied Spectroscopy

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521017107
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.838kg
    • contains: 123 b/w illus. 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Intrinsic photoconductors
    3. Extrinsic photoconductors
    4. Photodiodes
    5. Amplifiers and readouts
    6. Arrays
    7. Photoemissive detectors
    8. Photography
    9. Bolometers
    10. Visible and infrared coherent receivers
    11. Submillimeter- and millimeter-wave heterodyne receivers
    12. Summary

  • Author

    George Rieke, University of Arizona
    George Rieke is a Professor of Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona.

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