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Title Principles of photonics / Jia-Ming Liu, University of California.
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.


 Main Stacks  TA1520 .L58 2016    AVAILABLE
Description xxvi, 419 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Photonics.
Contents Basic concepts of optical fields -- Optical properties of materials -- Optical wave propagation -- Optical coupling -- Optical interference -- Optical resonance -- Optical absorption and emission -- Optical amplification -- Laser oscillation -- Optical modulation -- Photodetection.
Summary "With this self-contained and comprehensive text, students will gain a detailed understanding of the fundamental concepts and major principles of photonics. Assuming only a basic background in optics, readers are guided through key topics such as the nature of optical fields, the properties of optical materials, and the principles of major photonic functions regarding the generation, propagation, coupling, interference, amplification, modulation, and detection of optical waves or signals. Numerous examples and problems are provided throughout to enhance understanding, and a solutions manual containing detailed solutions and explanations is available online for instructors. This is the ideal resource for electrical engineering and physics undergraduates taking introductory, single-semester or single-quarter courses in photonics, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to progress to more advanced courses on photonic devices, systems and applications. A self-contained introductory text enabling students to grasp the fundamentals of photonics, Includes numerous examples and problems to enhance understanding of key concepts, Accompanied by an online solutions manual for instructors"--The publisher.