Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 1-23
  3. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 25-77
  4. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 79-115
  5. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 117-139
  6. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 141-164
  7. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 165-186
  8. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 187-212
  9. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 213-234
  10. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages E1-E2
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-244

About this book

Introduction

This book will serve as a concise, self-contained, up-to-date introduction to Photonics, to be used as a textbook for undergraduate students or as a reference book for researchers and professionals. Blending theory with technical descriptions, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the general mechanism of laser action, continuous and pulsed laser operation, optical propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media, operating principles and structure of passive optical components, electro-optical and acousto-optical modulation, solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers and LEDs, nonlinear optics, and optical fiber components and devices.. The book concludes with an overview of applications, including optical communications, telemetry and sensing, industrial and biomedical applications, solid-state lighting, displays, and photovoltaics.

Keywords

LEDs Text Manipulation of Light Beams Modulation of Light Beams Optical Fibers Photonics Introduced Properties of Lasers Semiconductor Photonic Devices Solid-state Lasers Undergraduate Lasers Text Undergraduate Photonics Text

Authors and affiliations

  • Vittorio Degiorgio
    • 1
  • Ilaria Cristiani
    • 2
  1. 1.artment of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02108-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02107-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02108-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
  • About this book
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