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Introducing Photonics

Introducing Photonics

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  • Publication planned for: March 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316609415

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  • The essential guide for anyone wanting a quick introduction to the fundamental ideas underlying photonics. The author uses his forty years of experience in photonics research and teaching to provide intuitive explanations of key concepts, and demonstrates how these relate to the operation of photonic devices and systems. Readers will gain insight into the nature of light and the ways in which it interacts with materials and structures, and learn how these basic ideas are applied in areas such as optical systems, 3D imaging and astronomy. Carefully designed worked examples and end-of-chapter problems enable students to check their understanding, with full solutions available online. Mathematical treatments are kept as simple as possible, allowing readers to grasp even the most complex of concepts. Clear, concise and accessible, this is the perfect guide for undergraduate students taking a first course in photonics, and anyone in academia or industry wanting to review the fundamentals.

    • Explains the fundamentals, but also shows how these relate to the operation of photonic devices and systems
    • Provides accessible and intuitive mathematical explanations
    • Includes carefully designed worked examples and end-of-chapter problems
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: March 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316609415
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from March 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. Photonics – an introduction
    2. The nature of light
    3. Light interacting with materials
    4. Light interacting with structures
    5. Photonic tools
    6. The future.

  • Author

    Brian Culshaw, University of Strathclyde
    Brian Culshaw is an Emeritus Professor of Optoelectronics at University of Strathclyde, having previously served as the Head of Department and Vice Dean. He is also a Director of OptoSci Ltd, and was the 2007 President of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).

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