The full-color Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition, provides new material on photonic crystal optics, including multilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fiber and resonators; ultrafast optics, including femtosecond optical pulses and ultrafast nonlinear optics; and advances in optical interconnects, switches and fiber communications technology. Part of the “Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics,” the 1196-page volume discusses primary theories of light, including ray, wave, electromagnetics and photon optics, as well as interactions between photons and atoms. Topics such as holography, semiconductor sources and Fourier, guide wave and fiber optics are addressed. 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.
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