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The Current Trends of Optics and Photonics

  • Cheng-Chung Lee


  • Updated and reliable content on Optics and Photonics

  • Contemporary topics that might be useful for further research and development

  • Feature eight major chapters that have great influence and represent itself in everyday life


Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Optical Thin Films and Metamaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cheng-Chung Lee
      Pages 3-33
    3. Pi-Gang Luan
      Pages 35-58
  3. Progress in Short-Pulse Yb-doped Fiber Oscillators and Amplifiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Ci-Ling Pan, Alexey Zaytsev, Chih-Hsuan Lin, Yi-Jing You
      Pages 61-100
  4. Optical Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-105
    2. Chi-Wai Chow, Chien-Hung Yeh
      Pages 107-121
    3. Hai-Han Lu, Ching-Hung Chang
      Pages 123-137
    4. Gong-Ru Lin, Yu-Chuan Su, Yu-Chieh Chi
      Pages 139-158
    5. Dar-Zu Hsu, Chia-Chien Wei, Hsing-Yu Chen, Jyehong Chen
      Pages 159-175
  5. Light Emitting Diodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Chien-Chung Lin, Kuo-Ju Chen, Da-Wei Lin, Hau-Vie Han, Wei-Chih Lai, Jian-Jang Huang et al.
      Pages 179-234
  6. Solar Cells

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Ching-Fuh Lin
      Pages 237-259
  7. Liquid Crystal Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Chi-Yen Huang
      Pages 263-271
    3. Tsung-Hsien Lin
      Pages 273-287
    4. Yi-Pai Huang
      Pages 309-319

About this book


Optics and photonics offer new and vibrant approaches to meeting the challenges of the 21st century concerning energy conservation, education, agriculture, personal health and the environment. One of the most effective ways to address these global problems is to provide updated and reliable content on light-based technologies. Optical thin films and meta-materials, lasers, optical communications, light-emitting diodes, solar cells, liquid crystal technology, nanophotonics and biophotonics all play vital roles in enriching our lives. We hope to raise readers’ awareness of how optical technologies are now promoting sustainable development and providing reliable solutions to basic human needs. Furthermore, in order to broaden new research fields, we hope to inspire them to pursue further cutting-edge breakthroughs on the basis of the accomplishments that have already been made.


Biomedical Optics Femtosecond Fiber Lasers Fiber Laser Technology Fourier Optics GaN based LED HHG Microscopy Harmonic microscopy High-power Lasers LED Technology Laser Amplifiers Liquid Crystal Displays Liquid Crystals for Biomedical Applications Nanophotonics Nanoplasmonic Sensing OFDM Fiber Transmission Optical Coherence Tomography Optical Communication Optical Interference Optical Metrology Photonic Devices Picosecond Laser Seeder Pulse Generation Slow Light in Nanostructured Waveguides Solar Cells Solid State Lighting

Editors and affiliations

  • Cheng-Chung Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Thin Film Technology Center/Dept of Optics and PhotonicsNational Central UniversityChung-LiTaiwan

About the editors

Professor Cheng-Chung Lee received his BS and MS degrees in physics from Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, and Ph D degree from Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, USA in 1969, 1974 and 1983, respectively. He was the founder and the Chair of the Department of Optics and Photonics, and Thin Film Technology Center of National Central University, Chung Li, Taiwan. His research interest is primarily involved in the fundamental investigation and application of Optical Thin Films and Interferometry. He has serviced as, Chair of SPIE Fellows Committee and Chair of OSA Taiwan Local Section. For his academic achievements, Prof. Lee has been elected as an SPIE Fellow in 2006 and an OSA Fellow in 2007.

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