The full-color Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition, provides new material on photonic crystal optics, including multilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fibers and resonators; on ultrafast optics, including femtosecond optical pulses and ultrafast nonlinear optics; and on advances in optical interconnects, switches and fiber communication technology. Part of the “Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics,” the 1196-page volume discusses primary theories of light, including ray, wave and photon optics, as well as interactions between photons and atoms. Each chapter contains figures, summaries, equations, exercises, problems and reading lists. Examples of real systems are included, as well as an index. Bahaa E.A. Saleh and Malvin Carl Teich; John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, N.J., 2007; $140.