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Nonlinear Optics (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Robert W. Boyd Nonlinear Optics (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Robert W. Boyd
R1,880 R1,588 Discovery Miles 15 880 Save R292 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and includes comprehensively updated material on the latest developments in the field.
The book introduces the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics. It focuses on the fundamental issues including the electromagnetic origin of optical phenomena, the quantum mechanical description of the optical properties of matter, the role of spatial symmetries in determining the optical response, causality and Kramers Kronig relations, and ultrafast and high intensity optical effects. The book also covers applied aspects of nonlinear optics such as harmonic generation, the operation of parametric oscillators, optical switching, photonics, materials issues in nonlinear optics, and processes such as laser damage that can restrict the use of nonlinear optics.
This edition contains new material on:
- Applications of harmonic generation including applications within the fields of microscopy and biophotonics
- Electromagnetically induced transparency
- Spectroscopy based on coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS)

Nonlinear Optics appeals to a wide audience of physics, optics, and electrical engineering students, as well as to working researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of particular interest.
* Presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics.
* Combines first rate pedagogy with a treatment of fundamental aspects ofnonlinear optics
* Covers all the latest topics and technology in this ever-evolving industry
* Strong emphasis on the fundamentals

Lens Design Fundamentals (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Rudolf Kingslake, R.Barry Johnson Lens Design Fundamentals (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Rudolf Kingslake, R.Barry Johnson
R1,661 R1,414 Discovery Miles 14 140 Save R247 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field since its publication in 1978Strong emphasis on how to effectively use software design packages, indispensable to today s lens designerMany new lens design problems and examples - ranging from simple lenses to complex zoom lenses and mirror systems - give insight for both the newcomer and specialist in the field

Rudolf Kingslake is regarded as the American father of lens design; his book, not revised since its publication in 1978, is viewed as a classic in the field. Naturally, the area has developed considerably since the book was published, the most obvious changes being the availability of powerful lens design software packages, theoretical advances, and new surface fabrication technologies.

This book provides the skills and knowledge to move into the exciting world of contemporary lens design and develop practical lenses needed for the great variety of 21st-century applications. Continuing to focus on fundamental methods and procedures of lens design, this revision by R. Barry Johnson of a classic modernizes symbology and nomenclature, improves conceptual clarity, broadens the study of aberrations, enhances discussion of multi-mirror systems, adds tilted and decentered systems with eccentric pupils, explores use of aberrations in the optimization process, enlarges field flattener concepts, expands discussion of image analysis, includes many new exemplary examples to illustrate concepts, and much more.

Optical engineers working in lens design will find this book an invaluable guide to lens design in traditional and emerging areas of application; it is also suited to advanced undergraduate or graduate course in lens design principles and as a self-learning tutorial and reference for the practitioner.

Rudolf Kingslake (1903-2003) was a founding faculty member of the Institute of Optics at The University of Rochester (1929) and remained teaching until 1983. Concurrently, in 1937 he became head of the lens design department at Eastman Kodak until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Kingslake published numerous papers, books, and was awarded many patents. He was a Fellow of SPIE and OSA, and an OSA President (1947-48). He was awarded the Progress Medal from SMPTE (1978), the Frederic Ives Medal (1973), and the Gold Medal of SPIE (1980).

R. Barry Johnson has been involved for over 40 years in lens design, optical systems design, and electro-optical systems engineering. He has been a faculty member at three academic institutions engaged in optics education and research, co-founder of the Center for Applied Optics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, employed by a number of companies, and provided consulting services. Dr. Johnson is an SPIE Fellow and Life Member, OSA Fellow, and an SPIE President (1987). He published numerous papers and has been awarded many patents. Dr. Johnson was founder and Chairman of the SPIE Lens Design Working Group (1988-2002), is an active Program Committee member of the International Optical Design Conference, and perennial co-chair of the annual SPIE Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering Conference.
Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field since its publication in 1978Strong emphasis on how to effectively use software design packages, indispensable to today s lens designerMany new lens design problems and examples - ranging from simple lenses to complex zoom lenses and mirror systems - give insight for both the newcomer and specialist in the field"

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Jean-Claude Diels, Wolfgang Rudolph Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jean-Claude Diels, Wolfgang Rudolph; Edited by Paul F. Liao, Paul Kelley
R1,999 R1,684 Discovery Miles 16 840 Save R315 (16%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena serves as an introduction to the phenomena of ultrashort laser pulses and describes how this technology can be applied in areas such as spectroscopy, medical imaging, electromagnetism, optics, and quantum physics. Combining the principles with experimental techniques, the book serves as a guide to designing and constructing femtosecond systems.
The second edition has updated and expanded its content, and includes more examples of ultrashort sources and a more comprehensive fundamentals chapter. Diagnostic techniques and applications involving sensors, mode-locked lasers, and imaging have been fully revised to include current technologies.
Written in a tutorial style, this book is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as engineers and scientists working in the areas of optics, spectroscopy, optical imaging, photochemistry, and ultrafast science and engineering.
*Provides an easy to follow guide through "faster than electronics" probing and detection methods
*THE manual on designing and constructing femtosecond systems and experiments
*Discusses essential technology for applications in micro-machining, femtochemistry, and medical imaging

Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook (Hardcover): Alexis Mendez, T. F. Morse Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook (Hardcover)
Alexis Mendez, T. F. Morse
R2,789 Discovery Miles 27 890 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book is a comprehensive contributed volume that aims to describe and explain the design, fabrication, operating characteristics, and specific applications of the most popular and useful types of specialty optical fibers. These "specialty fibers" include any kind of optical fiber that has been architecturally manipulated to diverge from a conventional structure. For instance, metal-coated fibers can be utilized for bandwidth improvement, and hollow core fibers offer more controllable dispersion for sensitive medical procedures.
Applications for these specialty fibers abound in the biomedical, sensors, and industrial fields, as well as in more traditional communications capacities. This book will act as a specialty fiber "guided tour," hosted by the top names in the discipline. The globally renowned editors, Drs. Mendez and Morse, have extensive experience in research, academia, and industry.
*Completely covers biomedical and industrial sensor technology with emphasis on real world applications
*Comparative studies of pros and cons of all fiber types with relation to test and measurement, mechanical properties and strength, and reliability
*Easy to access essential facts and details at the begining of each chapter

Optics - Principles and Applications (Hardcover): Kailash K. Sharma Optics - Principles and Applications (Hardcover)
Kailash K. Sharma
R2,337 Discovery Miles 23 370 Within 7 - 15 working days

Optical technology is essential to communications and medical technology. K.K. Sharma has written a comprehensive volume on optics. Beginning with introductory ideas and equations, Sharma takes the reader through the world of optics detailing problems encountered, advanced subjects, and actual applications. Elegantly written, this book rigorously examines optics with over 300 illustrations and several problems in each chapter. The book begins with light propagation in anisotropic media considered much later in most books. Sharma has started with this because it provides a more general and beautiful example of light propagation.
Nearly one third of the book deals with applications of optics. This simple idea of merging the sometimes overwhelming and dry subject of optics with real world applications will create better future engineers. It will make 'optics' jump off the page for readers and they will see it take shape in the world around them. In presenting optics practically, as well as theoretically, readers will come away not only with a complete knowledge base but a context in which to place it.
FOR INSTRUCTORS: To obtain access to the solutions manual for this title simply register on our textbook website (textbooks.elsevier.com)and request access to the Electronics and Electrical Engineering subject area. Once approved (usually within one business day) you will be able to access all of the instructor-only materials through the "Instructor Manual" link on this book's academic web page at textbooks.elsevier.com.
*Strong emphasis on applications to demonstrate the relevance of the theory
*Includes chapter on problem solving of ray deviations, focusing errors, anddistortion
*Problems are included at the end of each chapter for thorough understanding of this dense subject matter

Optical Interferometry, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): P. Hariharan Optical Interferometry, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
P. Hariharan
R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Within 7 - 12 working days

When the first edition of "Optical Interferometry" was published, interferometry was regarded as a rather esoteric method of making measurements, largely confined to the laboratory. Today, however, besides its use in several fields of research, it has applications in fields as diverse as measurement of length and velocity, sensors for rotation, acceleration, vibration and electrical and magnetic fields, as well as in microscopy and nanotechnology.

Most topics are discussed first at a level accessible to anyone with a basic knowledge of physical optics, then a more detailed treatment of the topic is undertaken, and finally each topic is supplemented by a reference list of more than 1000 selected original publications in total.
* Historical development of interferometry
* The laser as a light source
* Two-beam interference
* Techniques for frequency stabilization
* Coherence
* Electronic phase measurements
* Multiple-beam interference
* Quantum effects in optical interference
* Extensive coverage of the applications of interferometry, such as measurements of length, optical testing, interference microscopy, interference spectroscopy, Fourier-transform spectroscopy, interferometric sensors, nonlinear interferometers, stellar interferometry, and studies of space-time and gravitation.

Multiresolution Signal Decomposition - Transforms, Subbands, and Wavelets (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Ali N. Akansu, Richard A.... Multiresolution Signal Decomposition - Transforms, Subbands, and Wavelets (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Ali N. Akansu, Richard A. Haddad
R2,039 Discovery Miles 20 390 Within 7 - 12 working days

The uniqueness of this book is that it covers such important aspects of modern signal processing as block transforms from subband filter banks and wavelet transforms from a common unifying standpoint, thus demonstrating the commonality among these decomposition techniques. In addition, it covers such "hot" areas as signal compression and coding, including particular decomposition techniques and tables listing coefficients of subband and wavelet filters and other important properties.
The field of this book (Electrical Engineering/Computer Science) is currently booming, which is, of course, evident from the sales of the previous edition. Since the first edition came out there has been much development, especially as far as the applications. Thus, the second edition addresses new developments in applications-related chapters, especially in chapter 4 "Filterbrook Families: Design and Performance," which is greatly expanded.

* Unified and coherent treatment of orthogonal transforms, subbands, and wavelets
* Coverage of emerging applications of orthogonal transforms in digital communications and multimedia
* Duality between analysis and synthesis filter banks for spectral decomposition and synthesis and analysis transmultiplexer structures
* Time-frequency focus on orthogonal decomposition techniques with applications to FDMA, TDMA, and CDMA

Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques (Hardcover): Rongqing Hui, Maurice O'Sullivan Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques (Hardcover)
Rongqing Hui, Maurice O'Sullivan
R2,012 Discovery Miles 20 120 Special order

Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques is an indispensable collection of key optical measurement techniques essential for developing and characterizing today s photonic devices and fiber optic systems. The book gives comprehensive and systematic descriptions of various fiber optic measurement methods with the emphasis on the understanding of optoelectronic signal processing methodologies, helping the reader to weigh up the pros and cons of each technique and establish their suitability for the task at hand.
Carefully balancing descriptions of principle, operations and optoelectronic circuit implementation, this indispensable resource will enable the engineer to:
Understand the implications of various measurement results and system performance qualifications
Characterize modern optical systems and devices
Select optical devices and subsystems in optical network design and implementation
Design innovative instrumentations for fiber optic systems
This book brings together in one volume the fundamental principles with the latest techniques, making it a complete resource for the optical and communications engineer developing future optical devices and fiber optic systems.
"Optical fiber communication systems and networks constitute the core of the telecom infrastructure of the information society worldwide. Accurate knowledge of the properties of the contituent components, and of the performance of the subsystems and systems must be obtained in order to ensure reliable transmission, distribution, and delivery of information. This book is an authoritative and comprehensive treatment of fiber-optic measurement techniques, including not only fundamental principles and methodologies but also various instrumentations and practical implementations. It is an excellent up-to-date resource and reference for the academic and industrial researcher as well as the field engineer in manufacturing and network operations." Dr. Tingye Li, AT&T Labs (retired)
Rongqing Hui received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy in 1993. He is currently a tenured professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas. He has published more than 90 refereed technical papers in the area of fiber-optic communications and holds 13 patents. Dr. Hui currently serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications.
Maurice O'Sullivan has worked for Nortel for a score of years, at first in the optical cable business, developing factory-tailored metrology for optical fiber, but, in the main, in the optical transmission business developing, modeling and verifying physical layer designs & performance of Nortel's line and highest rate transmission product including OC-192, MOR, MOR+, LH1600G, eDCO and eDC40G. He holds a Ph.D. in physics (high resolution spectroscopy) from the University of Toronto, is a Nortel Fellow and has been granted more than 30 patents.
* The only book to combine explanations of the basic principles with latest techniques to enable the engineer to develop photonic systems of the future
* Careful and systematic presentation of measurement methods to help engineers to choose the most appropriate for their application
* The latest methods covered, such as real-time optical monitoring and phase coded systems and subsystems, making this the most up-to-date guide to fiber optic measurement on the market"

Solitons in Optical Fibers - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover): Linn F. Mollenauer, James P. Gordon Solitons in Optical Fibers - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover)
Linn F. Mollenauer, James P. Gordon
R1,843 Discovery Miles 18 430 Special order

Solitons are waves that retain their form through obstacle and distance. Solitons can be found in hydrodynamics, nonlinear optics, plasma physics, and biology. Optical solitons are solitary light waves that hold their form over an expansive interval. Conservation of this form creates an effective model for long distance voice and data transmission.
The application of this principle is essential to the technology of wired communications. Optical solitons produce crystal clear phone calls cross-country and internationally. It is because of these that someone on the other end of the phone sounds 'in the next room.' It is also pertinent to high-speed network information transmittal.
Mollenauer and Gordon have written the only text that an engineer or graduate student will need to understand this foundation subject in optics.
*Written by Linn Mollenauer and James Gordon who are celebrated for applying optical solitons to telecommnications
*Combines mathematical developments with well-chosen practical examples and design formulas
*Extensive material on the basic physics of fiber optic transmission and its practical applications

Fiber Optic Essentials (Hardcover): Casimer DeCusatis, Carolyn J. Sher DeCusatis Fiber Optic Essentials (Hardcover)
Casimer DeCusatis, Carolyn J. Sher DeCusatis
R1,549 Discovery Miles 15 490 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book is a MUST for everyone in and around the optics community!
"Fiber Optic Essentials" provides professionals and students new to the field of fiber optics with a high-level knowledge of principles, theories and applications. This primer can also be used as a succinct overview of optics for those with some engineering and physics background. Individuals involved with optics in non-traditional capacities such as in marketing and legal departments will find this volume introduces basic concepts completely in an easy to read format.
Casimer and Carolyn DeCusatis have provided a concise resource with compact chapters and minimal equations conveying this complex topic in a straightforward and clear-cut style. Included in this book are chapters on fibers, cables, connectors, transmitters, modulators, noise, and optical link design. Concluding this reference are three indispensable appendices covering extensive definitions, acronyms (including initials and commonly used slang), measurement conversions and physical constants. This author team has produced a book that has truly shed light on this difficult subject.
* Comprehensively covers basic fiber optic 'facts'
* Explains how optics relate to everyday life
* Details fiber optic communication standards
* Chapter included on medical applications
* Timeline traces the history of optics with major milestones

Practical Optics (Hardcover, New): Naftaly Menn Practical Optics (Hardcover, New)
Naftaly Menn
R2,093 Discovery Miles 20 930 Within 7 - 15 working days

Practical Optics bridges the gap between what students learn in optical engineering curricula and the problems they realistically will face as optical engineering practitioners, in a variety of high-tech industries. A broad range of topics from modern optical engineering are addressed, ranging from geometrical optics and basic layout of electro-optical instruments, to the theory of imaging, radiation sources and radiation sensors, spectroscopy, and color vision and description of optical methods for measurements of numerous physical parameters (temperature, flow velocity, distances, roughness of surfaces, etc.).
- Condensed background information related to most topics of modern Electro-Optics and Optical Engineering.
- Coverage of each topic includes examples and problems, most of which are original and derived from realistic, high-tech projects.
- Detailed solutions are provided for every problem, both theoretical and numerical; many readers will probably start with the problems/solutions and then read the background if necessary.
- Coverage includes some topics rarely covered in Optics textbooks, such as non-contact measurements of temperature, velocity, or color.

Practical Fiber Optics (Paperback): David Bailey, Edwin Wright Practical Fiber Optics (Paperback)
David Bailey, Edwin Wright
R1,334 Discovery Miles 13 340 Within 7 - 15 working days

Readers will use this knowledge to develop the required techniques for design, installation and maintenance of their own fiber optic systems.
* Ideal for those with some background in communications but without previous knowledge of fiber optics
* Provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of fiber optic systems and their individual components
* Places emphasis on practical techniques of component installation and system design

WDM Technologies: Active Optical Components (Hardcover): Masahiko Fujiwara, Niloy K. Dutta, Achyut K. Dutta WDM Technologies: Active Optical Components (Hardcover)
Masahiko Fujiwara, Niloy K. Dutta, Achyut K. Dutta
R2,846 Discovery Miles 28 460 Special order

Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology relies on the fact that optical fibres can carry many wavelengths of light without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fibre can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously. This title covers all key active optical components required for current and next generation communication systems.;Its aim is to help the reader to choose the right device for a given system application, as well as aiding engineers working in optical communication area, (from system to component) to understand the principle and mechanics of each key component they deal with for optical system design. It covers different laser diodes as transmitter and pumping sources, different modulators and different photodetectors, and highlights the operating principles of each component, fabrication technologies and packaging/module technologies.

WDM Technologies: Optical Networks (Hardcover): Achyut K. Dutta, Niloy K. Dutta, Masahiko Fujiwara WDM Technologies: Optical Networks (Hardcover)
Achyut K. Dutta, Niloy K. Dutta, Masahiko Fujiwara
R2,093 Discovery Miles 20 930 Within 7 - 15 working days

Internet information (which is doubling every six months) travels through optical fibers. Today, optical fibers are being installed where a single fiber has the ability to carry information as much as 200 times faster than was possible just five years ago. This revolutionary capability is being achieved with technology known as wavelength division multiplexing WDM). WDM technology relies on the fact that optical fibers can carry many wavelengths of light simultaneously without interaction between each wavelength. Thus, a single fiber can carry many separate wavelength signals or channels simultaneously.
The communications industry is at the onset of new expansion of WDM technology necessary to meet the new demand for bandwidth. This book deals with the Networks facet of this field (present and future).
* Allows engineers working in optical communications(from systems to components) to understand the principles and mechanics of each key component they deal with for optical system design.
* Provides an excellent resource for engineers and researchers engaged in all aspects of fiber optic communications, such as optoelectronics, equipment/system design, and manufacturing.
* Provides comprehensive coverage of key concepts in optical networks and their application in commercial systems.

Photorefractive Optics - Materials, Properties, and Applications (Hardcover): Francis T. S. Yu, Shizhuo Yin Photorefractive Optics - Materials, Properties, and Applications (Hardcover)
Francis T. S. Yu, Shizhuo Yin
R2,838 Discovery Miles 28 380 Special order

The advances of photorefractive optics have demonstrated many useful and practical applications, which include the development of photorefractive optic devices for computer communication needs. To name a couple significant applications: the large capacity optical memory, which can greatly improve the accessible high-speed CD-ROM and the dynamic photorefractive gratings, which can be used for all-optic switches for high-speed fiber optic networks. This book is an important reference both for technical and non-technical staffs who are interested in this field.

* Covers the recent development in materials, phenomena, and applications
* Includes growth, characterization, dynamic gratings, and liquid crystal PR effect
* Includes applications to photonic devices such as large capacity optical memory, 3-D interconnections, and dynamic holograms
* Provides the recent overall picture of current trends in photorefractive optics
* Includes optical and electronic properties of the materials as applied to dynamic photorefractive fiber

Semiconductor Lasers I - Fundamentals (Hardcover): Eli Kapon Semiconductor Lasers I - Fundamentals (Hardcover)
Eli Kapon
R3,291 Discovery Miles 32 910 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book covers the device physics of semiconductor lasers in five chapters written by recognized experts in this field. The volume begins by introducing the basic mechanisms of optical gain in semiconductors and the role of quantum confinement in modern quantum well diode lasers. Subsequent chapters treat the effects of built-in strain, one of the important recent advances in the technology of these lasers, and the physical mechanisms underlying the dynamics and high speed modulation of these devices. The book concludes with chapters addressing the control of photon states in squeezed-light and microcavity structures, and electron states in low dimensional quantum wire and quantum dot lasers.
The book offers useful information for both readers unfamiliar with semiconductor lasers, through the introductory parts of each chapter, as well as a state-of-the-art discussion of some of the most advanced semiconductor laser structures, intended for readers engaged in research in this field. This book may also serve as an introduction for the companion volume, Semiconductor Lasers II: Materials and Structures, which presents further details on the different material systems and laser structures used for achieving specific diode laser performance features.

* Introduces the reader to the basics of semiconductor lasers
* Covers the fundamentals of lasing in semiconductors, including quantum confined and microcavity structures
* Beneficial to readers interested in the more general aspects of semiconductor physics and optoelectronic devices, such as quantum confined heterostructures and integrated optics
* Each chapter contains a thorough introduction to the topic geared toward the non-expert, followed by an in-depth discussion of current technology and future trends
* Useful for professionals engaged in research and development
* Contains numerous schematic and data-containing illustrations

Industrial Applications of Lasers (Hardcover, 2nd edition): John F. Ready Industrial Applications of Lasers (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
John F. Ready
R5,199 Discovery Miles 51 990 Within 7 - 15 working days

A practical book with a variety of uses, this book can help applications engineers spark problem-solving techniques through the use of lasers. Industrial Application of Lasers, Second Edition takes the reader through laser fundamentals, unusual properties of laser light, types of practical lasers available, and commonly used accessory equipment. The book also applies this information to existing and developing applications. Current uses of lasers, including laser welding and cutting, electronic fabrication techniques, lightwave communications, laser-based applications in alignment, surveying, and metrology are all covered as well as discussing the potential for future applications such as all-optical computers, remote environmental monitoring, and laser-assisted thermonuclear fusion.
Key Features
* Explains basic laser fundamentals as well as emphasizing how lasers are used for real applications in industry
* Describes the importance of laser safety
* Discusses potentially important future applications such as remote environmental monitoring
* Includes rare expert lore and opinion

Confocal Scanning Optical Microscopy and Related Imaging Systems (Hardcover): Gordon S Kino, Timothy R Corle Confocal Scanning Optical Microscopy and Related Imaging Systems (Hardcover)
Gordon S Kino, Timothy R Corle
R3,074 Discovery Miles 30 740 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of scanning optical microscopy for scientists and engineers. The book concentrates mainly on two instruments: the Confocal Scanning Optical Microscope (CSOM), and the Optical Interference Microscope (OIM). A comprehensive discussion of the theory and design of the Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscope (NSOM) is also given.
The text discusses the practical aspects of building a confocal scanning optical microscope or optical interference microscope, and the applications of these microscopes to phase imaging, biological imaging, and semiconductor inspection and metrology.A comprehensive theoretical discussion of the depth and transverse resolution is given with emphasis placed on the practical results of the theoretical calculations and how these can be used to help understand the operation of these microscopes.
Key Features
* Provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of scanning optical microscopy for scientists and engineers
* Explains many practical applications of scanning optical and interference microscopy in such diverse fields as biology and semiconductor metrology
* Discusses in theoretical terms the origin of the improved depth and transverse resolution of scanning optical and interference microscopes with emphasis on the practical results of the theoretical calculations
* Considers the practical aspects of building a confocal scanning or interference microscope and explores some of the design tradeoffs made for microscopes used in various applications
* Discusses the theory and design of near-field optical microscopes
* Explains phase imaging in the scanning optical and interference microscopes

Tunable Lasers Handbook (Hardcover): F.J. Duarte Tunable Lasers Handbook (Hardcover)
F.J. Duarte
R2,701 Discovery Miles 27 010 Special order

Many laser applications depend on the ability of a particular laser to be frequency tunable. Among the many different types of frequency tunable lasers are: dye lasers, excimer lasers, and semiconductor lasers. Thisbook gives active researchers and engineers the practical information they need to choose an appropriate tunable laser for their particular applications.
Key Features
* Presents a unified and integrated perspective on tunable lasers
* Includes sources spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from the UV to the FIR
* Contains 182 figures and 68 tables
* Provides coverage of optical parametric oscillators and tunable gas, liquid, solid state, and semiconductor lasers

Optoelectronics for Data Communication (Hardcover): Ronald C. Lasky, Ulf L. Osterberg, Daniel P. Stigliani Optoelectronics for Data Communication (Hardcover)
Ronald C. Lasky, Ulf L. Osterberg, Daniel P. Stigliani
R1,530 Discovery Miles 15 300 Within 7 - 15 working days

The use of optoelectronics for data communication is becoming increasingly important in the 1990s. Much of the base technology needed for this field was developed by the telecommunications industry, but there are important differences which are covered in this text.
This is the first book to focus on the critical technology and application issues that are necessary to understand the optoelectronics for data communication industry, which is expected to grow exponentially during the coming years. Optoelectronics for Data Communication is an excellent reference for both researchers and engineers because it emphasizes fundamentals rather than more easily dated topics. The book focuses particular attention on practical engineering issues, making it invaluable to those who have worked or studied in the field of optoelectronics for telecommunication and are now moving to optoelectronics for data communication.
Focuses on fundamentals of the field
Reviews critical technologies and applications
Explains important technology compatibility issues
Includes chapters written by specialists in each area with emphasis on engineering issues and practical aspects
Presents coverage of topics that are unique to optical data communications including:

Optical Sources, Detectors, and Systems - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover): Robert H. Kingston Optical Sources, Detectors, and Systems - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover)
Robert H. Kingston
R2,199 Discovery Miles 21 990 Within 7 - 15 working days

Optical Sources, Detectors, and Systems presents a unified approach, from the applied engineering point of view, to radiometry, optical devices, sources, and receivers. One of the most important and unique features of the book is that it combines modern optics, electric circuits, and system analysis into a unified, comprehensive treatment.
The text provides physical concepts together with numerous data for sources and systems and offers basic analytical tools for a host of practical applications. Convenient reference sources, such as a glossary with explanatory text for specialized optical terminology, are included. Also, there are many illustrative examples and problems with solutions. The book covers many important, diverse areas such as medical thermography, fiber optical communications, and CCD cameras. It also explains topics such as"D" *, NEP, "f" number, RA product, BER, shot noise, and more.
This volume can be considered an essential reference for research and practical scientists working with optical and infrared systems, as well as a text for graduate-level courses on optoelectronics, optical sources and systems, and optical detection. Aproblem solution manual for instructors who wish to adopt this text is available.
Key Features
* Provides a unified treatment of optical sources, detectors, and applications
* Explains "D" *, NEP, "f" number, RA product, BER, shot noise, and more
* Contains numerous illustrative examples and exercises with solutions
* Extensively illustrated with more than 90 drawings and graphs

Electrooptics - Phenomena, Materials and Applications (Hardcover): Jose Manuel Cabrera, Fernando Agullo-Rueda Electrooptics - Phenomena, Materials and Applications (Hardcover)
Jose Manuel Cabrera, Fernando Agullo-Rueda
R4,929 Discovery Miles 49 290 Special order

This book introduces the fundamental concepts and phenomena of electrooptics at an undergraduate and graduate level. It establishes the intimate connection with nonlinear optics that provides the natural framework for an advanced description.;A broad overview of inorganic materials, including ceramics and novel single crystals, such as KTP and BBO, is presented. Some key materials such and LiNbO3 are discussed in detail. Liquid crystals and ferroelectric liquid crystals are also described at some length, and attention is paid to recent developments in the field of molecular materials (polymers, LB filins and so on).;A special chapter is devoted to the promising field of semiconductor nanostructures, with interesting electrooptic effects associated to quantum confinement. Waveguide and integrated optics device, presenting specific theoretical and practical features, constitute another chapter. Photorefractive processes and materials are, finally, discussed as a relevant outcome of the synergy between electrooptics and photoconductivity.;Applications of all these phenomena to a variety of devices, from deflectors to spacial light modulators, are described. Extensive tables make the b

Applied Photonics (Hardcover): Chai Yeh Applied Photonics (Hardcover)
Chai Yeh
R1,529 Discovery Miles 15 290 Within 7 - 15 working days

Photonic circuitry is the first-choice technological advancement recognized by the telecommunications industry. Due to the speed, strength, and clarity of signal, photonic circuits are rapidly replacing electronic circuits in a range of applications. Applied Photonics is a state-of-the-art reference book that describes the fundamental physical concept of photonics and examines the most current information available in the photonics field. Cutting-edge developments in semiconductors, optical switches, and solitons are presented in a readable and easily understandable style, making this volume accessible, if not essential, reading for practicing engineers and scientists.
Key Features
* Introduces the concept of nonlinear interaction of photons with matters, photons, and phonons
* Covers recent developments of semiconductor lasers and detectors in the communications field
* Discusses the development of nonlinear devices, including optical amplifiers, solitons, and phase conjugators, as well as the development of photonic components, switches, interconnects, and image processing devices

Molecular Nonlinear Optics - Materials, Physics, and Devices (Hardcover): Joseph Zyss Molecular Nonlinear Optics - Materials, Physics, and Devices (Hardcover)
Joseph Zyss; Series edited by Paul Kelley, Paul F. Liao
R1,546 Discovery Miles 15 460 Within 7 - 15 working days

This volume brings together contributions from world renowned researchers on molecular nonlinear optics. It takes as its impetus work done over the last five years in which newly developed optoelectronic devices havedeepened our understanding of the fundamental physics and chemistry underlying these materials. Organic materials involving thin films, polymers, and resulting devices will be emphasized.

Photonics in Switching (Hardcover): John E Midwinter Photonics in Switching (Hardcover)
John E Midwinter
R2,560 Discovery Miles 25 600 Special order

The staggering success of optical fibre as a new information transmission medium has led many to assume that optics or photonics can be similarly successful in telecommunications switching. However, photonics is in no sense a simple replacement technology for electronics in switching, and any attempt to use it in routing requires careful consideration.;Photonics in Switching provides abroad, balanced overview of the use of optics or photonics in switching, from materials and devices to system architecture. The chapters, each written by an expert in the field, survey the key technologies , , setting them in context and highlighting their benefits and possible applications. This book is a valuable resource for those working in the communications industry, either at the professional or student level, who do not have extensive background knowledge of the underlying physics of the technology.

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