Suitable as a textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses and as an engineering reference for professionals, Photonic Devices considers both practical and theoretical concepts. Assuming a basic knowledge of optics, semiconductors and electromagnetic waves, the 1104-page resource covers photodetectors; lasers and amplifiers; semiconductor lasers and LEDs; optical couplers, fibers and waveguides; and electro-optic, magneto-optic, acousto-optic and nonlinear optical devices. Each chapter ends with a problem section. An index is provided. Jia-ming Liu; Cambridge University Press, New York, 2005; $95.