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Computational Photonics
An Introduction with MATLAB

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  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107005525

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  • A comprehensive manual on the efficient modeling and analysis of photonic devices through building numerical codes, this book provides graduate students and researchers with the theoretical background and MATLAB programs necessary for them to start their own numerical experiments. Beginning by summarizing topics in optics and electromagnetism, the book discusses optical planar waveguides, linear optical fiber, the propagation of linear pulses, laser diodes, optical amplifiers, optical receivers, finite-difference time-domain method, beam propagation method and some wavelength division devices, solitons, solar cells and metamaterials. Assuming only a basic knowledge of physics and numerical methods, the book is ideal for engineers, physicists and practising scientists. It concentrates on the operating principles of optical devices, as well as the models and numerical methods used to describe them.

    • Gives working MATLAB code for readers to build on and expand in order to conduct their own numerical experiments
    • Describes the basic theoretical foundations and required mathematical concepts
    • Covers broad spectrum of topics, exposing reader to various developments
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "The book is highly topical in treating meta-materials as well as staples such as optical waveguides and semiconductor lasers."
    K Alan Shore, Journal of the Optical Society of America

    "… if you have a solid background in photonics and Matlab and want to be able to employ Matlab to simulate photonic systems and model photonic devices then this book is highly recommended. If you want a textbook for an introductory photonics course then this book would make good supplementary reading."
    Charlie Ironside, Contemporary Physics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107005525
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 191 x 23 mm
    • weight: 1.16kg
    • contains: 240 b/w illus. 59 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Basic facts from optics
    3. Basic facts from electromagnetism
    4. Slab waveguides
    5. Linear optical fibre and signal degradation
    6. Propagation of linear pulses
    7. Optical sources
    8. Optical amplifiers and EDFA
    9. Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA)
    10. Optical receivers
    11. Finite difference time domain (FDTD) formulation
    12. Solar cells
    13. Metamaterials

  • Author

    Marek S. Wartak, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario
    Marek S. Wartak is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor physics, photonics and optoelectronics, analytical methods, modeling and computer-aided design tools.

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