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Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition by Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin Carl Teich


Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition by Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin Carl Teich

Now in a new full-color edition, Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications, coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, as well as the interaction of photons and atoms, and semiconductor optics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminary sections build toward more advanced topics, such as Fourier optics and holography, guided-wave and fiber optics, semiconductor sources and detectors, electro-optic and acousto-optic devices, nonlinear optical devices, optical interconnects and switches, and optical fiber communications. Each of the twenty-two chapters of the first edition has been thoroughly updated. The Second Edition also features entirely new chapters on photonic-crystal optics (including multilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fibers, and resonators) and ultrafast optics (including femtosecond optical pulses, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and optical solitons). The chapters on optical interconnects and switches and optical fiber communications have been completely rewritten to accommodate current technology. Each chapter contains summaries, highlighted equations, exercises, problems, and selected reading lists. Examples of real systems are included to emphasize the concepts governing applications of current interest.


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About the Author

Bahaa E. A. Saleh, PhD, has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University since 1994. He is the author of Photoelectron Statistics and is a Fellow of the IEEE and OSA. Saleh is the recipient of the 1999 OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Award for outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education and the 2004 SPIE BACUS award for his contributions to photomask technology. Malvin Carl Teich, PhD, is a faculty member at Boston University with joint appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering. He is also Professor Emeritus of Engineering Science and Applied Physics at Columbia University. Teich is the coauthor of Fractal-Based Point Processes (Wiley), and is a Fellow of the IEEE, APS, OSA, ASA, and AAAS. He is the recipient of the 1969 IEEE Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize Award, the 1997 IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award, and the Memorial Gold Medal of Palacky University.

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Publication date

22nd February 2007


Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin Carl Teich

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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd) an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


1200 pages


Applied optics



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