Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications

Hardcover | January 25, 2006

byAmnon Yariv, Pochi Yeh

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Now more tailored to optical communication, the sixth edition integrates material on generating and manipulating optical radiation and designing photonic components for the transmission of information. It also presents a broader theoretical underpinning and more explanations of mathematicalderivations than the previous edition. The text describes the basic physics and principles of operation of major photonic components in optical communications and electronics. These components include optical resonators, various lasers, waveguides, optical fibers, gratings, and photonic crystals. Photonics, Sixth Edition, also covers thetransmission, modulation, amplification, and detection of optical beams in optical networks, as well as nonlinear optical effects in fibers. It assumes a background in electromagnetic theory, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic wave propagation. Including numerous examples throughout, Photonics, Sixth Edition, is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in photonics, optoelectronics, or optical communications. It is also a useful reference for practicing engineers and scientists.

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Now more tailored to optical communication, the sixth edition integrates material on generating and manipulating optical radiation and designing photonic components for the transmission of information. It also presents a broader theoretical underpinning and more explanations of mathematicalderivations than the previous edition. The tex...

Amnon Yariv is Martin and Eileen Summerfeld Professor of Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology. Pochi Yeh is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:848 pages, 7.6 × 9.29 × 1.5 inPublished:January 25, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195179463

ISBN - 13:9780195179460

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Table of Contents

1. Electromagnetic Fields and Waves2. Rays and Optical Beams3. Dielectric Waveguides and Optical Fibers4. Optical Resonators5. Interaction of Radiation and Atomic Systems6. Theory of Laser Oscillation and Some Specific Laser Systems7. Chromatic Dispersion and Polarization Mode Dispersion in Fibers8. Nonlinear Optics9. Electro-Optics and AO modulators10. Noise in Optical Detection and Generation11. Detection of Optical Radiation12. Periodic Structures13. Waveguide Coupling14. Nonlinear Optical Effects in Fibers15. Semiconductor Lasers16. Advanced Semiconductor Lasers17. Optical Amplifiers18. Classical Treatment of Quantum Optics, Quantum Noise, and SqueezingAppendixes:A. Wave Equation in Cylindrical Coordinates and Bessel FunctionsB. Exact Solutions of the Step-Index Circular WaveguideC. Kramers-Kronig RelationsD. Transformation of a Coherent Electromagnetic Field by a Thin LensE. Fermi Level and its Temperature DependenceF. Electro-optic Effect in Cubic 43m CrystalsG. Conversion for Power Units and Attenuation Units