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Fundamentals of Electro-Optic Systems Design
Communications, Lidar, and Imaging


  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107021396

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  • Using fundamentals of communication theory, thermodynamics, information theory and propagation theory, this book explains the universal principles underlying a diverse range of electro-optical systems. From fiber optics and infra-red imaging to free space communications and laser remote sensing, the authors relate key concepts in science and device engineering to practical systems issues. A broad spectrum of coherent and incoherent imaging and communications systems is considered, accompanied by many real-world examples. The authors also present new insights into LIDAR and free space communications and imaging, providing practical guidance on identifying the fundamental limitations of transmission and imaging through deleterious channels. Accompanied by online examples of processed images and videos, this uniquely tailored guide to the fundamental principles underlying modern electro-optical systems is an essential reference for all practising engineers and academic researchers in optical engineering.

    • Includes numerous real-world examples
    • Presents applied technology in the context of underlying theoretical principles of design, thermodynamics and propagation
    • Presents new material on free space communication, imaging through deleterious channels and LIDAR applications
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… a single comprehensive book for anyone having anything to do with the vast field of electro-optics … If you are a scientist or engineer who has to manipulate photons, Fundamentals of Electro-Optic Systems Design belongs on your bookshelf - near the front.' Robert K. Tyson, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    '… a must-have reference for the scientist or engineer involved with electro-optical system design.' Tony Tether, former DARPA Director (2001–2009)

    '… a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of free-space optical communications and Lidar.' Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University

    'The material [is] very accessible … clear and well presented.' Ronald Phillips, University of Central Florida

    'This book offers an exhaustive treatment of free-space electro-optical instrumentation for remote sensing, such as LIDAR, detection techniques and communications in turbulent and turbid media … The core chapters are easy to follow and describe in detail LIDAR, free-space optical communication (including atmosphere absorption and scattering) and the optical thick communication channel. There should be no problem in using this publication as a textbook, because it includes many examples. This comprehensive book will also be a very useful reference for researchers and engineers involved in optical remote sensing and instrumentation.' Silvano Donati, Optics and Photonics News

    'The first feature of the book which astounds is its compactness. The authors have addressed an astonishing range of topics in a few hundred pages. … The second feature of this book which causes amazement is the breadth of the coverage. Arguably the secret of this success is the fact that the authors are highly accomplished and greatly experienced. This strength enables the authors to make judicious choices of subject matter and have the confidence to convey the essence of each topic in a convincing manner. … The depth and breadth of this volume together with the care that the authors have taken to present their material in a digestible form lead one to strongly recommend this book to as wide an audience as possible.' K. Alan Shore, Contemporary Physics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107021396
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 179 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 145 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Genesis of electro-optic systems
    2. Role of electromagnetic theory in electro-optics systems
    3. Photo-detection of electromagnetic radiation
    4. Metrics for evaluating photo-detected radiation
    5. Contrast, visibility and imaging
    6. Signal modulation schemes in optical communications
    7. Forward error correction coding
    8. Modern communications designs for FOC/FSOC applications
    9. Light detection and ranging (LIDAR)
    10. Communications in the turbulent channel
    11. Communications in the optical scatter channel.

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    Sherman Karp, Larry B. Stotts

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    Sherman Karp
    Sherman Karp received his PhD from the University of Southern California, and has gone on to work with both NASA and DARPA as Principal Scientist. The author of several books, he has also been awarded the SECDEF Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service and NOSC 'Scientist of the Year'. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

    Larry B. Stotts
    Larry B. Stotts received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego and is a former Deputy Office Director for the Strategic Technology Office, DARPA. He has been awarded two DARPA Technical Achievement Awards, two SECDEF Medals for Meritorious Civilian Service and the NOSC Technical Director's Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE.

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