Photonics

A Short Course

  • Vittorio Degiorgio
  • Ilaria Cristiani

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 1-23
  3. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 25-80
  4. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 81-119
  5. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 121-144
  6. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 145-169
  7. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 171-192
  8. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 193-219
  9. Vittorio Degiorgio, Ilaria Cristiani
    Pages 221-242
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book

Introduction

This extended and revised edition will serve as a concise, self-contained, up-to-date introduction to Photonics for undergraduate students. It can also be used as a primer by researchers and professionals who start working in the field. 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-optic and acousto-optic modulation, solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers and LEDs, nonlinear optical phenomena, 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. This second edition includes a set of problems at the end of all but the last chapter. These problems deal with numerical computations designed to illustrate the magnitudes of important quantities and are also intended to test the student’s ability to apply theoretical formulas.

Keywords

Acousto-optic modulation Continuous lasers Electro-optic modulation Lasers textbook Nonlinear optical phenomena Optical fibers Optical propagation Photonics textbook Pulsed lasers Semiconductor lasers Solid-state lasers

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20627-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20626-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20627-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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