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Coming Soon!

Nonlinear Optical Systems

Optical Properties of Photonic Structures

Principles, Phenomena, and Advanced Signal Processing Edited by

Le Nguyen Binh The European Research Center of Hua Wei Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

Dang Van Liet University of Science, Vietnam

Nonlinear Optical Systems is a simplified overview of the evolution of technology associated with nonlinear systems and advanced signal processing. This book’s coverage ranges from fundamentals to phenomena to the most cuttingedge aspects of systems for next-generation biomedical monitoring and nonlinear optical transmission. The authors address how these systems are applied through photonic signal processing in contemporary optical systems for communications and/or laser systems. They include a concise but sufficient explanation of mathematical representation of nonlinear equations to provide insight into nonlinear dynamics at different phases. The book also describes advanced aspects of solitons and bound solitons for passive- and active-mode locked fiber lasers, in which higher-order differential equations can be employed to represent the dynamics of amplitude evolution in the current or voltages of lightwaves in such systems. This text outlines the theory and techniques used in nonlinear physics and applications for physical systems. It also illustrates the use of MATLAB® and Simulink® computer models and processing techniques for nonlinear signals. Building on readers’ newly acquired fundamental understanding of nonlinear systems and associated signal processing, the book then demonstrates the use of such applications in real-world, practical environments. • Discusses modern nonlinear optical systems and nonlinear signals in communications and biomedical engineering • Includes MATLAB and Simulink models • Contains real-world applications to practical engineering and physics systems • Supplies processing techniques of nonlinear signals in biomedical systems • Presents case studies Catalog no. K12023, March 2012, 463 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4547-9, $129.95 / £76.99

Interplay of Order and Disorder Edited by

Mikhail F. Limonov Richard M. De La Rue “... offers a penetrating shaft into the still burgeoning subject of light propagation and localization in photonic crystals and disordered media.” —From the Introduction, Sajeev John, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Design of photonic structures allows nearly unlimited variety of specific optical properties and thus applications. This book looks at the structural effects of photonic structures, emphasizing passive and active photonic devices, fabrication, and materials. Contributions from leading players provide the first major review on structure effects, disordered materials, approaches, and applications. The text covers both natural disorder and deliberately introduced disorder, as well as different structures, such as opals, aperiodic Fibonacci-type ID photonic structures, photonic glasses, photonic-phononic crystals, and magnetophotonic crystals. • Explores a wide range of materials and approaches • Covers theory, fabrication, and applications • Addresses one-, two-, and three-dimensional structures • Features highly regarded editors and contributors Selected Contents Introduction Theory Optical Properties of 1D Disordered Photonic Structures. Propagation and Localization of Light in 2D Photonic Crystals. Modeling the Optical Response of 3D Disordered Structures Using The KKR Method. ... Experiment Anderson Localization of Light. Optical Spectroscopy of Real 3D Self-Assembled Photonic Crystals. ... Toward to Applications Strong Light Confinement by Perturbed Photonic Crystals and Photonic Amorphous Structures. ... Catalog no. K13299, June 2012, c. 574 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7191-1, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as eBook

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Optics for Engineers Charles A. DiMarzio

Introduction to Holography Vincent Toal Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland

“The breadth of coverage of this book is remarkable, ranging from the underlying physics, to mathematical descriptions and derivations, to the experimental aspects of the art of holography.” —Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University

“The structure and approach of the book are excellent. It goes from basic and general concepts in optics to specific devices, systems and examples. The presentation is very clear and easy to understand. Each topic is accompanied with proper figures and is explained very well. The mathematics is at a level appropriate for students in physics or engineering.” —Joseph Rosen, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

“In addition to covering the standard formalism of conventional and digital holography, Introduction to Holography presents such upand-coming techniques as holographic optical trapping and holographic video microscopy … . In short, this is a timely book and a very good introduction to the present state of the discipline.” —David G. Grier, New York University

“With its extensive references to the original literature and homework problems, it is the perfect textbook for a course on holography.” —Chris Dainty, National University of Ireland, Galway

“... should be regarded as essential reading for those involved with photonics, a primary reference worth purchasing.” —Martin Richardson, DeMontfort University, Leicester

“... a lucid introductory textbook for students and a valuable reference text for specialists.” —David Nolte, Purdue University

With more than 300 illustrations, this practical guide explains how to use holographic techniques to solve specific problems in a variety of fields. Catalog no. K10987, September 2011, 502 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1868-8, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as eBook


Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

“... an excellent resource for teaching any student or scientist who needs to use optical systems. I particularly like the addition of MATLAB scripts and functions. Highly recommended.” —Professor James C. Wyant, Dean of College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona

“... clear, concise and highly readable. This is an excellent text.” —Professor Changhuei Yang, California Institute of Technology

“At last, a book on optics that is written with the practising engineer in mind. I have been teaching optics to engineers for many years and have often longed for a text aimed at my students … covers all the important issues from basic theory through lasers and photodetectors to the vital topic of radiometry and measurement.” —Professor John Watson, Chair of Electrical Engineering and Optical Engineering, University of Aberdeen

This book presents the underlying concepts and their applications for engineers who need a practical understanding of how the basic principles of optics affect design decisions. Guiding readers through geometric optics and physical optics, the author includes numerous examples drawn from his experience in the design of laser radars and biomedical optics. • Covers radiometry and photometry, which are essential to determine the feasibility of a particular optical system • Contains a chapter on nonlinear optics, with emphasis on new application areas in microscopy • Incorporates extensive end-of-chapter problems, examples, and appendices to help readers solve real-world problems • Offers downloadable MATLAB code for solving typical optics problems, available from • Highlights the most important and frequently used equations • Includes color figures and more than 500 illustrations Catalog no. K10366, August 2011, 558 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0725-5, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as eBook

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Holographic Interferometry

Lightwave Engineering

Gregory R. Toker

Yasuo Kokubun Yokohama National University, Japan

Suitable as both a textbook and as a reference source, Lightwave Engineering is divided into two parts: the first section presents a comprehensive introduction to lightwave engineering using plane wave, while the second section provides an in-depth analysis of lightwave propagation in terms of electromagnetic theory. This book features useful appendices that offer formulas for Fourier transform, derivation of Green's theorem, vector algebra, Gaussian function, cylindrical function, and more. Additional topics covered include fundamentals of interferometers and resonators, guided wave, optical fibers, and lightwave devices and circuits.

A Mach–Zehnder Approach Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

“...covers many techniques and procedures of in-line holographic interferometry... a good reference book.” — Rajpal Singh Sirohi, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA

This practical and accessible manual demonstrates how to use standard photographic film for optical recording and reconstruction of Mach–Zehnder holograms and CCD/CMOS cameras for digital recording of Mach–Zehnder holograms/interferograms of transparent objects. It focuses on Mach–Zehnder classic, holographic reference beam, and shearing interferometry methods and how these can be used to test phase objects in aerospace and laser applications.

Catalog no. 46489, August 2012, c. 416 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4648-9, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K13869, March 2012, 211 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-8187-3, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as eBook



Optical, Acoustic, Magnetic, and Mechanical Sensor Technologies

Broadband Optical Modulators

Edited by

Krzysztof Iniewski CMOS Emerging Technologies, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Science, Technology, and Applications Edited by

Antao Chen and Edmond Murphy “… provides the full exciting story of optical modulators. ... should prove valuable to a broad spectrum of readers.”

Although there have been extensive developments in computing and communications needs of integrated microsystems, the sensors required to conduct advanced and integrated tasks are only now seeing transformational change. With their huge potential interfacing applications for biological and medical fields, sensors will soon become ubiquitous. Focusing heavily on practical applications but remaining light on physics and math, this book addresses the developments necessary to make truly integrated sensors a reality in physical, biological, optical, and chemical sensing, as well as future micro- and nanotechnologies.

An in-depth overview of optical modulator science and technology, this book covers topics including fundamental physics, material science, device design, system applications, and practical implementation. Contributors also address the optical and electro-optic properties of relevant materials, such as lithium niobate, silicon, and III-V compound semiconductors, in addition to electrooptic polymers, organic nonlinear optic crystals, and other emerging materials.

Catalog no. K13206, January 2012, 357 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6975-8, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K11192, November 2011, 568 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2506-8, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

—From the Foreword by Rodney C. Alferness, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent USA

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Handbook of Optical and Laser Scanning Gerald F. Marshall

Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics

Niles, Michigan, USA

Peter E. Powers

Glenn E. Stutz

University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

Lincoln Laser Company, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

“... fills a longstanding need for a nonlinear optics textbook at an advanced college/introductory graduate level.”

Second Edition Edited by

Praise for Previous Editions “... one can find anything one might possibly want to know about scanners and scanning.” —Warren J. Smith, Chief Scientist Emeritus, Kaiser Electro-Optics

“Readers will find this book as a useful introduction source to the rapid changing field ....” —E-STREAMS

“It covers every conceivable aspect of optical and laser scanning and much more…. Among the several available books devoted to scanning, this one is certainly the most complete.” —Optics & Photonics News

Catalog no. K10433, August 2011, 788 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0879-5, $179.95 / £114.00 Also available as eBook

—Mark Cronin-Golomb, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA

“... very well written.” —C.L. Tang, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA

“... contains details of derivations and practical implementation that are often missing from other texts.” —Marc Dignam, Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada

“... a sound, logically presented introduction to the subject.” —Malcolm Dunn, University of St. Andrews, Scotland Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

Catalog no. 93517, May 2011, 329 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9351-3, $79.95 / £49.99

Molded Optics Design and Manufacture

Structural Acoustics Deterministic and Random Phenomena Joshua E. Greenspon J G Engineering Research Associates, Baltimore, Maryland

Michael Schaub, Jim Schwiegerling, Eric C. Fest, Alan Symmons, and R. Hamilton Shepard

Building on classic works in the field, this practical reference provides a solid understanding of sound radiation in air and water. It presents simplified solutions for calculating the response of structures and media to static, dynamic, and random loading. It first discusses the fundamental relations of beams, plates, and shells and then develops the analysis for random loading, which can also be applied to geophysical phenomena and viscoelastic media. The book includes methods for solving problems of built-up systems, discusses random structural acoustics, and offers downloadable computer programs for acoustical analysis.

While several available texts discuss molded plastic optics, none provide information on all classes of molded optics. Filling this gap, Molded Optics presents detailed descriptions of molded plastic, glass, and infrared optics. Since an understanding of the manufacturing process is necessary to develop cost-effective, producible designs, the book extensively covers various manufacturing methods, design guidelines, trade-offs, best practices, and testing of critical parameters. It also discusses topics that often arise when designing systems with molded optics, such as mitigating stray light and mating systems by eye.

Catalog no. K11519, June 2011, 297 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3093-2, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K11536, April 2011, 272 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3256-1, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook


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Optics Computational Methods for Electromagnetic and Optical Systems

An Introduction to Quantum Optics

Second Edition

Photon and Biphoton Physics

John M. Jarem

Yanhua Shih

University of Alabama, Huntsville, USA

University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Partha P. Banerjee University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

Praise for the First Edition “... a small but formidable book which rigorously sets out the basic theory, provides useful illustrative problems and directs the reader to relevant further reading ... the type of wide-ranging reference book that will find its way onto many bookshelves and, over the years, will become well-worn from frequent use.” —

This text examines a variety of spectral computational techniques—including k-space theory, Floquet theory and beam propagation—used to analyze electromagnetic and optical problems.

Designed as a stand-alone text, this book presents the theoretical concepts and experimental techniques involved in modern quantum optics. It reviews basic theory and experimental evidence for the quantization of light, addressing such advanced concepts as entanglement and two-photon phenomena. It also examines the devices and experimental procedures used to test theories and considers higher-level ideas, including coherent and squeezed states, atomfield interaction, electromagnetically induced transparency, and lasing without inversion. Catalog no. IP833, January 2011, 484 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7503-0887-8, $69.95 / £38.99 Also available as eBook

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Catalog no. K10235, April 2011, 432 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0422-3, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as eBook

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics Zenghu Chang

Electromagnetics of Time Varying Complex Media Frequency and Polarization Transformer, Second Edition

University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Dikshitulu K. Kalluri

“... an excellent textbook ...”

This second edition of a bestseller covers timevarying anisotropic media, Frequency and Polarization Transformer based on a switched magnetoplasma medium in a cavity, and FDTD numerical simulation for time-varying complex medium. Providing a primer on the theory of using magnetoplasmas for the coherent generation of tunable radiation, early chapters use a mathematical model with one kind of complexity—eliminating the need for high-level mathematics. Using plasma as the basic medium to illustrate the transformation of an electromagnetic wave by a complex medium, the text highlights the effects of each kind of complexity in the medium properties.

—Daniela Dragoman, Optics & Photonics News, February 2012

“Having this book available at this early stage of attosecond science is immensely helpful ...” —Professor Gerhard G. Paulus, Texas A&M University and Max Planck Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics

“... provides not only a basic introduction to the concepts and techniques of attosecond pulse generation, characterization and application, but also a broad overview of the current state-of-theart ... Definitely a must-have in any ultrafast optics lab!” —Dr. Pascal Salières, Group Leader, CEA-Saclay

Catalog no. 89374, February 2011, 547 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8937-0, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as eBook

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA

Catalog no. K10882, April 2010, 556 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1706-3, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

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Diffuse Optical Tomography Principles and Applications

Principles of Adaptive Optics Third Edition

Huabei Jiang

Robert Tyson

University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

DOT is an imaging method that can provide spatial distributions of intrinsic tissue optical properties or molecular contrast agents through model-based reconstruction algorithms using NIR measurements along or near the boundary of tissue. This book covers almost every aspect of DOT—from mathematics, reconstruction algorithms, instrumentation, and phantom experiments to clinical applications. It discusses the fundamental principles, including mathematical foundations and computational methods, and explains how to set up experimental image systems, as well as how to adapt laboratory study results for use in clinical applications. Catalog no. K12111, December 2010, 375 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4757-2, $135.95 / £87.00 Also available as eBook

Optical Tweezers

“... a standard work for those interested in the field … will give [readers] a great deal of help in finding the route through this world of smoke and bendy mirrors.” —R.S. Shorter, Contemporary Physics, 52, 2011

“... incorporates recent developments, new references, and applications of the principles to astronomical imaging systems, retinal imaging, and beam propagation systems.” —SciTech Book News, February 2011

“... the extensive list of references (more than 900) provides an excellent pointer to the original literature.” —From the Foreword by Christopher Dainty, National University of Ireland, Galway

Catalog no. K10425, September 2010, 314 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0858-0, $94.95 / £59.99 Also available as eBook

Methods and Applications Edited by

Miles J. Padgett University of Glasgow, Scotland

Justin Molloy MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, UK

Technologies and Applications Spyridon Kitsinelis Athens, Greece

David McGloin University of Dundee, Scotland UK

“... a collection of landmark papers in the field of optical trapping and manipulation, edited by three experts of the field. … a broad overview of the progress over the last four decades through a careful selection of the key articles that every specialist should read. Each section is introduced by a brief but compelling commentary, setting the papers in their historical context and delivering a wealth of background information and references, which can serve as a guide for the interested reader to explore the field further.” —Giovanni Volpe, Contemporary Physics, 52, 2011

Catalog no. C7412, June 2010, 508 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7412-3, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook


Light Sources

“... a welcome publication, written as it is by an expert on light sources ... a book that will prove useful to those who teach lighting subjects and who have to deal with light sources.” —Robert Bean, Lighting Research and Technology, 2011

“...will be useful to scientists, students and professionals who deal with light sources and their applications in spectroscopy, optics and industry.” —Optics & Photonics News, 2011

“Of particular value is the author’s ability to condense the amount of complex information into an easy-to-read, concise and logical manner.” —Lighting Journal, February 2011

Catalog no. K11102, October 2010, 226 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2079-7, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

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Optics Handbook of Optical Metrology Principles and Applications Edited by

Optical Mineralogy

Toru Yoshizawa

Edited by

Mitutoyo Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan

Pramod K. Verma

Designed to make information accessible without sacrificing coverage of advanced topics, this book discusses fundamental principles and techniques before exploring practical applications of optical methods. It includes contributions from veterans of the field and up-and-coming researchers. The handbook comprises 30 chapters divided into three sections: Fundamental of Optical Elements and Devices, Fundamentals of Principles and Techniques for Metrology, and Practical Applications. The editor draws on his experience in teaching and industry to provide a resource that is as authoritative as it is practical. Catalog no. DK6042, February 2009, 744 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-3760-4, $149.95 / £96.00 Also available as eBook

University of Delhi, India

Designed to be useful even after students have completed their formal optical mineralogy course, Optical Mineralogy covers advances in instrumentation and includes illustrations of minerals as seen through petrological microscopes. The initial chapters familiarize readers with essential concepts in optics and optical mineralogy, and questions at the end of each chapter provide insight into issues students will deal with the field. Containing tables that make important information easily accessible, the book highlights the importance of optical mineralogy in extracting information about the interior of crystals. Catalog no. AB7758, February 2010, 350 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7758-2, $135.95 / £87.00

Optical Methods of Measurement Introduction to Sensors John Vetelino and Aravind Reghu University of Maine, Orono, USA

The need for new types of sensors is more critical than ever, due to the development of increasingly complex technologies, health and security concerns for a burgeoning population, and the emergence of terrorist activities, among other factors. Depending on their application, the design, fabrication, testing, and use of sensors require a variety of technical and non-technical expertise. This book examines the theoretical foundations and practical applications of sensors. It explores various types of sensors and industries that use them, providing background on advances of each type to reveal the underlying rationale for its use. Catalog no. K10422, August 2010, 208 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0852-8, $104.95 / £66.99

Wholefield Techniques, Second Edition Rajpal S. Sirohi Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

This book provides a comprehensive collection of wholefield optical measurement techniques for engineering applications. After supplying the necessary background, it covers both the theory and practice of the four wholefield techniques. The author supplies simple and clear explanations about various techniques and explores applications that include measurement on small objects to very large objects. Along with the reorganization of contents, this edition includes a new chapter on optical interference, new material on nondiffracting and singular beams and their applications, and updated bibliography and additional reading sections. Catalog no. DK4217, June 2009, 316 pp. ISBN: 978-1-57444-697-5, $149.95 / £96.00 Also available as eBook

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Photonics New!


Silicon Photonics for Telecommunications & Biomedicine

Integrated Microsystems

Edited by

Edited by

Krzysztof Iniewski

Sasan Fathpour University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Bahram Jalali University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Given silicon’s versatile material properties, use of low-cost silicon photonics continues to move beyond light-speed data transmission through fiber-optic cables and computer chips. Its application has also evolved from the device to the integrated-system level. A timely overview of this impressive growth, Silicon Photonics for Telecommunications and Biomedicine summarizes state-of-the-art developments in a wide range of areas, including optical communications, wireless technologies, and biomedical applications of silicon photonics. Worldwide experts clearly explain associated fundamentals and state-of-the-art approaches. After a historical review, the text discusses the critical areas of silicon wire waveguides, piezoelectric tuning of silicon’s optical properties, and shortpulse techniques in silicon photonics. It also addresses mid-wavelength infrared applications, biosensing applications, growth techniques, hybrid lasers on silicon, and energy harvesting. • Offers a concise and broadly accessible introduction • Covers basic concepts and state-of-the-art techniques along with an authoritative historical overview of the field • Presents a balanced perspective on the key challenges that must be overcome in order to push the field into the next stage of commercial products • Includes detailed discussions of silicon wire waveguides, optical parametric effects, stress and piezoelectric tuning, and more Selected Contents Silicon Photonics—The Evolution of Integration. Silicon Plasmonic Waveguides. Stress and Piezoelectric Tuning of Silicon's Optical Properties. Pulse Shaping and Applications of Two-Photon Absorption. ... Catalog no. K10318, December 2011, 444 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0637-1, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as eBook


Electronics, Photonics, and Biotechnology

CMOS Emerging Technologies, Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Written by experts from industry and academia around the world, this book focuses on electrical engineering and elaborates on how electrical circuits interface with biology, microfluidics, and photonics. Including only light math and physics, with greater focus on explanation, it covers integrated devices and other emerging structures required for future micro- and nanotechnologies. This material addresses physical and chemical sensing, imaging, smart actuation, and data fusion and management. Providing tables, figures, and equations to help illustrate concepts, the book examines the potential of emerging applications that are in integrated microsystems. Catalog no. K11637, October 2011, 760 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3620-0, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

Guided Wave Photonics Fundamentals and Applications with MATLAB® Le Nguyen Binh The European Research Center of Hua Wei Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

Silicon photonics has emerged as one of the most important developments for interconnecting ultra high speed electronic subsystems on an ultra large scale of integrated electronic circuits. Guided wave technology supplies the techniques for these interconnections. Along with covering fundamentals, this book provides an advanced understanding of guided optical wave devices. It focuses on the essentials of the technology and applies these aspects to modern optical fiber communications and signal processing. MATLAB® code is included throughout the text. Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

Catalog no. K11400, August 2011, 804 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2855-7, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as eBook

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Photonics Thin-Film Organic Photonics

Essentials of Photonics

Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

Second Edition

Tetsuzo Yoshimura

Alan Rogers

Tokyo University of Technology, Japan

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

“… deals with interesting topics about a new technique for highly-ordered structures and highperformance optoelectronic properties of organic molecules.”

Building on the bestselling Essentials of Optoelectronics, this edition bears a new title to reflect the dramatic changes in the field. Starting from the principles of photonics and leading to applications, this edition emphasizes guided-wave optics and the devices that depend on it. The book features an expanded applications chapter that explores developments in the field as well as additional sections that cover optical amplifiers, tunable lasers, and gratings devices in detail. This standard textbook also makes an excellent reference for photonics professionals working in communications device research and development.

—Atsushi Kubono, Shizuoka University

Exploring the prospect of structural modification in artificial materials, field pioneer Yoshimura describes how we can enhance the photonic/electronic properties of thin films using precise manipulation of atomic and molecular arrangement. He also addresses related topics, such as a self-organized lightwave networks and heterogeneous integration processes. In addition, this important resource assesses applications in computers, optical switching systems, solar energy conversion systems, and bio/medical-photonics. Catalog no. K11038, March 2011, 370 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1973-9, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. 3836, December 2008, 488 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-0-8493-3836-6 $87.95 / £55.99

The Nature of Light What is a Photon? Edited by

Polarized Light Third Edition Dennis H. Goldstein Polaris Sensor Technologies, Inc.

An in-depth exploration of polarized light, this book covers production and uses, facilitating self-study without prior knowledge of Maxwell's equations. This third edition includes more than 2500 figures and equations along with chapters on polarization elements, anisotropic materials, Stokes polarimetry, Mueller matrix polarimetry, and the mathematics of the Mueller matrix. It features two new chapters, one on polarized light in nature and one on birefringence. It also presents a completely revised review of the history of polarized light and contains a new appendix on conventions used in polarized light. Catalog no. K11493, December 2010, 808 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3040-6, $209.95 / £134.00 Also available as eBook

Chandrasekhar Roychoudhuri University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA

A.F. Kracklauer Katherine Creath “I would be surprised if any reader of the full volume will emerge with their view entirely unmodified, even if perhaps not clarified, by a careful reading of this volume. That is the hallmark of a significant contribution to the scientific literature, and on this basis I warmly recommend it.” —Journal of Nanophotonics

Gathering contributions from globally recognized specialists in electrodynamics and quantum optics, this volume continues the debate on the definition of a photon and the concept of wave-particle duality. Catalog no. 44249, July 2008, 456 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-4424-9, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook

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Optoelectronics Infrared Detectors Second Edition Antonio Rogalski Institute of Applied Physics, Warsaw, Poland

“This second edition is fully revised and reorganized, with new chapters concerning third generation and quantum dot detectors, THz detectors, cantilever and antenna coupled detectors, and information on radiometry and IR optics materials. Part IV concerning focal plane arrays is significantly expanded. This book, resembling an encyclopedia of IR detectors, is well illustrated and contains many original references … a really comprehensive book.” —F. Sizov, Institute of Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine

Completely revised and reorganized while retaining the approachable style of its predecessor, this second edition addresses developments in the science and technology of IR detection. It discusses the fundamentals of IR detection, radiometry, and flux-transfer issues needed for IR detector and system analysis as well as major achievements and trends in the development of IR detectors. • Focuses on fundamental concepts important to infrared detection techniques • Covers detector technologies alongside descriptions of the properties of detectors and concepts underlying their performance • Discusses approaches including terahertz arrays and the so-called "third generation" of infrared detectors

Handbook of Optofluidics Edited by

Aaron R. Hawkins and Holger Schmidt “This excellent reference provides broad coverage of the emerging and developing field of optofluidics. The book will be extremely useful for professionals and graduate students working on nanotechnologies that deploy optofluidic designs such as the lab on a chip and optofluidic transport mechanisms. … Those interested in waveguides will find useful information about photonic crystal waveguides and integrated optofluidic waveguides.” —OPN Optics & Photonics News “I've found this book to be very useful.” —Graham A. Turnbull, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Catalog no. 93541, March 2010, 664 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9354-4, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook

Optoelectronics Infrared-VisableUltraviolet Devices and Applications, Second Edition Dave Birtalan OPTEK Technology, Carrollton, Texas, USA

William Nunley

Selected Contents

Technical Consultant, (Retired from TRW Inc), Richardson, Texas, USA

Fundaments of Infrared Detection: Radiometry. Infrared Detector Characterization. Fundamental Performance Limitations of Infrared Detectors. Heterodyne Detection. Infrared Thermal Detectors: Thermopiles. Bolometers. Pyroelectric Detectors. ... Infrared Photon Detectors: Theory of Photon Detectors. Intrinsic Silicon and Germanium Detectors. Extrinsic Silicon and Germanium Detectors. Schottky Barrier Photoemissive Detectors. III-V Detectors. HgCdTe Detectors. ... Focal Plane Arrays: Overview of Focal Plane Array Architectures. Thermal Detector Focal Plane Arrays. Photon Detector Focal Plane Arrays. ....

This second edition discusses basic semiconductors’ characterization, packaging, and function. It provides a mini-encyclopedia of infrared optoelectronic applications and reviews semiconductor physics so that engineers can acquire necessary background for designing infrared optoelectronic devices. For this volume, Dr. Birtalan, technical unit VP of OPTEK, joins the editorship. The applications section is now divided by industry: industrial, automotive, military, consumer, medical, telecommunications, and SSL. The section on silicon photo sensors is also largely updated to reflect the technological advancement in silicon electronics in the last 20 years.

Catalog no. 7671X, November 2010, 898 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7671-4, $189.95 / £120.00 Also available as eBook

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Ferroelectric Devices Second Edition

Thin-Film Optical Filters

Kenji Uchino

Fourth Edition

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA

H. Angus Macleod

“This is a design manual for high-frequency transformers, especially for switching power supplies, interesting for: electronics design engineers, technicians, professors, and for technical libraries. …We warmly recommend to all specialists this clear, complete, up-to-date book.” —IEEE Power Electronics Newsletter

This book assesses the last decade of advances— and setbacks—in the commercialization of ferroelectricity. Presenting a general introduction to ferroelectrics followed by theoretical background, esteemed expert Uchino addresses processes and applications involved in practical design and device manufacturing. Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

Catalog no. K10209, November 2009, 367 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0375-2, $119.95 / £76.99

Praise for the Third Edition “... essential reading.”

—Materials World

“... continues to be a very practical guide.” —ASLIB Book Guide

“... a must-have addition to the library of any optical thin-film theorist or practitioner.” —Dale E. Morton, Denton Vacuum, LLC, SVC News

“... in my opinion, this book is a necessity, rather on par with having the use of a coating facility, a good coating program, and a fast computer, for anybody in the field of thin-film optical coatings and filters.” —Roger M. Wood, Elsevier

Catalog no. C7302, March 2010, 800 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7302-7, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook


Optical Electronics Solid State and Quantum Theory for Optoelectronics

Self-Organized Integration and Applications Tetsuzo Yoshimura

This book presents a logical progression of material from the mathematics of linear algebra and Hilbert space to fundamental and perturbed solutions of the Schrödinger wave equation to multi-particle systems, second quantization, and Feynman Path integrals. It provides applications to bonding, energy band theory including tight binding and k-p theory, electrical transport and density of states, and tensor effective mass. Covering developments in quantum computing and teleportation, it also includes a discussion of statistical mechanics and entropy to deduce the Fermi-Dirac and Boltzman distributions.

This book proposes and reviews comprehensive strategies based on optical electronics for constructing optoelectronic systems with minimized optics excess. It describes the core technologies such as self-organized optical waveguides based on self-organized lightwave network (SOLNET), three-dimensional optical circuits, material-saving heterogeneous thin-film device integration process (PL-Pack with SORT), and high-speed/small-size light modulators and optical switches. The book also presents applications of optical electronics, including integrated optical interconnects within computers and massive optical switching systems utilizing three-dimensional self-organized optical circuits, solar energy conversion systems, and bio/medical photonics such as cancer therapy.

Catalog no. DK6035, December 2009, 848 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-3750-5, $174.95 / £112.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. N10487, April 2012, 300 pp. ISBN: 978-981-4310-90-1, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

Michael A. Parker Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

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Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning

Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing

Principles and Processing

Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications

Edited by

Jie Shan Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Pranab Kumar Karmakar University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Because prevailing atmospheric/troposcopic conditions greatly influence radio wave propagation above 10 GHz, the unguided propagation of microwaves in the neutral atmosphere can directly impact many vital applications in science and engineering. These include transmission of intelligence, and radar and radiometric applications used to probe the atmosphere, among others. Where most books address either one or the other, Microwave Propagation and Remote Sensing: Atmospheric Influences with Models and Applications melds coverage of these two subjects to help readers develop solutions to the problems they present. This reference offers a brief, elementary account of microwave propagation through the atmosphere and discusses radiometric applications in the microwave band used to characterize and model atmospheric constituents, which is also known as remote sensing. • Covers propagation and remote sensing aspects together • Includes mathematical methods such as free space calculations and Maxwell's equations • Presents radiometric models using radiosonde data and various radiometric data analysis methods • Discusses the principles of radiometry and its instrumentation • Explains the physics behind atmospheric ducting Selected Contents Outlines of Radio Waves and Troposphere. Propagation of Radio Waves: An Outline. Reflection and Interference of Radio Waves. Radio Refraction and Path Delay. Absorption of Microwaves. Rain Attenuation and Its Application at Microwaves. Attenuation by Hydrometeors Other than Rain. Appendix: Mean Atmospheric Temperature at Microwaves and Millimeter Waves in Clear Air Environment. Index. Catalog no. K12214, September 2011, 257 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4899-9, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook


Charles K. Toth Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

This book provides a systematic, in-depth introduction to the basic theories and principles of LiDAR technology and data processing, which has been successfully used for topographic mapping and 3-D visualization. The information collected meets the needs of those working across the many fields LiDAR impacts, including electrical engineering, signal processing, navigation theory, pattern recognition, and machine learning. Edited by leading experts with broad backgrounds in LiDAR topographic mapping and with contributions by highly regarded specialists, it expands the toolboxes of researchers with novel ideas beyond their own experience. Catalog no. 51423, November 2008, 590 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5142-1, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook

Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning Edited by

George Vosselman Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands

Hans-Gerd Maas Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the major applications of airborne and terrestrial laser scanning. It focuses on principles and methods and presents an integrated treatment of the technology. After consideration of the technology and processing methods, the book turns to applications, such as engineering, forestry, cultural heritage, extraction of 3D building models, and mobile mapping. This book brings together the various facets of the subject in a coherent text that will be relevant for advanced students, academics, and practitioners. Catalog no. N10162, March 2010, 320 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2798-7, $139.95

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Fundamentals of Laser Micromachining Ronald Schaeffer


Industrial Applications of Laser Diagnostics

PhotoMachining, Inc., Pelham, New Hampshire, USA

Yoshihiro Deguchi

Fundamentals of Laser Micromachining explains how laser technology is applied to precision micromachining. The book combines background on physics, lasers, optics, and hardware with analysis of markets, materials, and applications. It gives sufficient theoretical background for readers to understand basic concepts while including a further reading appendix for those interested in more detailed theoretical discussions. After reviewing laser history and technology, the author compares available laser sources, including CO2 , excimer, Nd:YAG, fiber, and short pulse. He also addresses topics crucial to obtaining good processing results, such as IR and UV material–photon interaction, basic optical components, and system integration. The text goes on to cover real-world applications in the medical, microelectronics, aerospace, and other fields. It concludes with details on processing many common materials, such as metals, silicon, ceramics, and glasses. For engineers and project managers, this book provides the foundation to achieve cost-effectiveness, the best edge quality, and the highest resolution in small-scale industrial laser machining. It will help you select the correct kind of laser for your application and identify real opportunities for growth in the marketplace.

Taking a practical approach, Industrial Applications of Laser Diagnostics discusses how to apply laser diagnostics to engines, gas turbines, thermal and chemical plant systems, and disposal facilities. It also briefly discusses their growing application in biochemical fields.

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Selected Contents

University of Tokushima, Japan

The book introduces the guidelines for industrial applications of laser diagnostics, briefly describes the main components of laser diagnostics systems, and summarizes application codes of laser diagnostics to industrial systems. The author then discusses laser induced fluorescence, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, spontaneous Raman spectroscopy and CARS, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy, and time of flight mass spectroscopy. He provides theoretical explanations and complex equations, which are usually main inhibitors, in appendices or indicates them with citations. Although the diagnostics have been well documented in the scientific literature, and the techniques in journals, the applications have not. And usually these books are comprehensible only to those in this field, not researchers from other fields or from industry. Until now. Incorporating a plethora of real-life industrial examples and applications, this text underscores the real potential for these techniques in industrial applications.

Introduction. Laser Theory and Operation. Optics. Light–Material Interaction. System Integration. Discussion of Some Processing Techniques. Applications. Materials. Metrology and Cleaning. Conclusion. Appendix. Index.

Introduction. Application Codes of Laser Diagnostics to Industrial Systems. LIF, LII, and Photo Fragment Fluorescence. LIBS. Raman and CARS. TDLAS. TOFMS. Laser Velocimetries and Particle Sizings. Optical Fiber Sensing. Appendix. Index.

Catalog no. K12779, April 2012, 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6055-7, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K12464, December 2011, 302 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5337-5, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as eBook

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Lasers Hierarchic Electrodynamics and Free Electron Lasers

Applications of Laser–Plasma Interactions

Concepts, Calculations, and Practical Applications

Shalom Eliezer

Edited by Soreq Nuclear Research Centre, Israel

Kunioki Mima University of Osaka, Japan

Victor V. Kulish National Aviation University, Ukraine

“The book makes a strong impression not only by the scheme of the material organization but also by the choice of this material. One can say that it is extraordinary—really there are no analogous books in the contemporary literature of physics.” —Peter O. Kondratenko, National Aviation University, Ukraine

This book presents the mathematical foundation for a range of applications that employ high-current free electron lasers. The author re-examines classic approaches to examine new insights and scientific breakthroughs. Catalog no. K12234, September 2011, 697 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4935-4, $189.95 / £121.00 Also available as eBook

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Directed Energy Weapons Technologies Bahman Zohuri Galaxy Advanced Engineering, Hillsborough, California, USA

This work reviews high power laser applications. It explores the science and technology behind the ignition and burn of imploded fusion fuel, before describing novel particle accelerators. The book then focuses on applications of high power x-ray sources and the development of x-ray lasers. It also discusses how ultrahigh power lasers are used in nuclear and elementary particle physics applications as well as how the high power density of laser–plasma interactions is used to study matter under extreme conditions. The final chapters deal with femtosecond lasers. Catalog no. IP836, December 2008, 293 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-7604-7, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook

Ultrafast Dynamics and Laser Action of Organic Semiconductors Edited by

Zeev Valy Vardeny University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Without the use of a projectile, a DEW emits energy aimed in a particular direction, transferring that energy to a target for a desired effect. The energy can come in various forms, including electromagnetic radiation, particles with mass, sound, fire, and high-power laser weapons. This book introduces modern directed-energy weaponry, as well as the technical approach to such research. It discusses laser systems and the use of particle and high-power radar beams as weapons of the future. Appendices cover the math and engineering needed to gain a technical understanding of DEW types.

With contributions from a host of renowned international experts, this book explores the underlying processes in both existing and potential organic optoelectronic applications. In the first few chapters, the book examines the interplay of charge (polarons) and neutral (excitons) photoexcitations in pi-conjugated polymers, oligomers, and molecular crystals in the time domain of 100 fs–2 ns. The final chapters introduce the phenomenon of laser action in organics and cover the latest optoelectronic applications that use lasing based on a variety of cavities, such as distributed feedback-type cavity.

Catalog no. K12943, July 2012, c. 677 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6606-1, $169.95 / £108.00 Also available as eBook

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Lasers New!

Laser Ablation in Liquids Laser Technology Second Edition

Principles and Applications in the Preparation of Nanomaterials Edited by

Lan Xinju et al.

Guowei Yang

Different laser technologies make it possible to change laser parameters to improve laser beam quality and laser performance. Laser Technology, Second Edition offers a unique systematic presentation of current types of laser technology. The book discusses the transmission of information using optical waves with modulating technology. It looks at how to enhance beam energy or power through Q switching, mode-locking, and amplification, and shows how mode selection and frequency stabilizing technology can improve light beam directionality or monochromaticity. The text also covers nonlinear optical techniques for obtaining new frequencies and light waves.

Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University, Guangzhou, P.R. of China

Catalog no. 9081X, February 2010, 431 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9081-9, $135.95 / £87.00 Also available as eBook

Laser-Plasma Interactions Edited by

D.A. Jaroszynski University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

R. Bingham CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK

R.A. Cairns University of St Andrews, Scotland

This book focuses on the fundamental concepts and physical and chemical aspects of pulsed laser ablation of solid targets in liquid environments and its applications in the preparation of nanomaterials and fabrication of nanostructures. The areas of focus include basic thermodynamic and kinetic processes of laser ablation in liquids, and its applications in metal and metal oxides nanocrystals synthesis and semiconductor nanostructures fabrication. The book comprises theoretical and experimental analysis of laser ablation in liquids, research methods, and preparation techniques. Catalog no. N10476, February 2012, 1192 pp. ISBN: 978-981-4310-95-6, $499.95 / £318.00 Also available as eBook

Femtosecond Laser-Matter Interaction Theory, Experiments and Applications Eugene Gamaly Australian National University, Canberra

Collecting contributions from a host of international experts, this compendium presents novel diagnostic methods, experimental techniques, and simulation tools used to study and model laser-plasma interactions. After discussing the basic theory of the interaction of intense electromagnetic radiation fields with matter, it covers three applications of intense fields in plasma: inertial fusion, wakefield accelerators, and advanced radiation sources. The text also examines the underlying phenomena that link certain applications together. With a focus on research trends, this book guides readers to the brink of the most stimulating challenges in the field.

“... will be very useful to a broad range of readers.”

Catalog no. C7788, March 2009, 450 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-778-2, $149.95 / £96.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. N10436, October 2011, 350 pp. ISBN: 978-981-4241-81-6, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

—Prof. Boris Luk’yanchuk, Data Storage Institute, Singapore

“It’s an indispensable oeuvre that fills a gap in the literature of fundamental and applied physics of laser-matter interaction.” —Dr. Stefan Huller, Ecole Polytechnique, France

“An excellent and comprehensive overview of the mechanisms involved and recent developments in the field, this book covers the necessary background knowledge, which makes it appropriate for postgraduate students and researchers.” —Prof. Costas Fotakis, Director, IESL-FORTH, Greece

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Biomedical Applications Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications

Handbook of Biomedical Optics

Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

David A. Boas

Mark A. Mentzer

Constantinos Pitris

US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA

Perhaps for the first time, Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology answers that question directly by integrating coverage of the many disciplines and applications involved in optical engineering, and then examining their applications in nanobiotechnology. Written by a senior U.S. Army research scientist and pioneer in the field of optical engineering, this book addresses the exponential growth in materials, applications, and cross-functional relevance of the many convergent disciplines making optical engineering possible, including nanotechnology, MEMS, MOEMS, and biotechnology. Providing an unprecedented interdisciplinary perspective of optics technology, this book describes everything from core principles and fundamental relationships, to emerging technologies and practical application of devices and systems—including fiber-optic sensors, integrated and electrooptics, and specialized military applications. The author places special emphasis on: • • • • • •

Edited by Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Nimmi Ramanujam Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

“... a successful attempt to provide as much as possible information to a number of physicists, R&D engineers, clinicians and scientists who would like to apply contemporary concepts and techniques to solving biomedical diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. It often covers areas that are not conventionally addressed, and is generally thought-provoking and brain-stimulating.” —Boris Gramatikov, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering Online, February 2012

“... highly recommend it. ... a major contribution to the biomedical optics field and will serve as a great resource.” —Journal of Biomedical Optics, December 2011

Catalog no. 90364, June 2011, 831 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9036-9, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

Biomimetics Nature-Based Innovation

Fiber sensor systems Electro-optics and acousto-optics Optical computing and signal processing Optical device performance Thin film magnetic memory MEMS, MOEMS, nano- and bionanotechnologies • Optical diagnostics and imaging • Integrated optics • Design constraints for materials, manufacturing, and application space Bridging the technology gaps between interrelated fields, this reference is a powerful tool for students, engineers and scientists in the electrical, chemical, mechanical, biological, aerospace, materials, and optics fields. Its value also extends to applied physicists and professionals interested in the relationships between emerging technologies and cross-disciplinary opportunities.

A review of the state of the art of biomimetics, this book documents key biological solutions that provide a model for innovations in engineering and science. Leading experts explore a wide range of topics, including artificial senses and organs; mimicry at the cell–materials interface; modeling of plant cell wall architecture; biomimetic composites; artificial muscles; biomimetic optics; and the mimicking of birds, insects, and marine biology. The book also discusses applications of biomimetics in manufacturing, products, medicine, and robotics; biologically inspired design as a tool for interdisciplinary education; and the biomimetic process in artistic creation.

Catalog no. K11430, May 2011, 368 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-2906-6, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K11566, September 2011, 788 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3476-3, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook


Edited by

Yoseph Bar-Cohen JPL/Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA

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Biomedical Applications

Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science Edited by

Valery V. Tuchin Saratov State University, Russia

“Many of the chapters are written by leaders in their field and thus provide both good foundational descriptions as well as up-to-date accounts of the state of the field. … the book does well throughout: providing a better than skin-deep introduction to a subject, focusing on the core issues within a field and providing references to enable more detailed investigation. … It brings together much of the most important literature into an easily accessible form. ... would be a valuable addition to the collection of researchers, engineers and clinicians alike.” —Peter R.T. Munro, Contemporary Physics, 2011

Catalog no. K10313, May 2010, 868 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0628-9, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

Biochemical Applications of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy Edited by

Vladislav V. Yakovlev University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

An Introduction to Biomedical Optics R. Splinter University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

B.A. Hooper Areté Associates, Arlington, Virginia, USA

“An outstanding feature of the book is its carefully designed structure which makes it abundantly clear where required material is located ... one should commend the high standard of production of the book; it is well laid out ... Overall it is considered that acquisition of this book will be an excellent investment for anyone who wishes to gain an appreciation of the principles and applications of biomedical optics.” —Professor K.A. Shore, University of Wales, in Contemporary Physics

Catalog no. IP128, December 2006, 632 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7503-0938-7, $92.95 / £59.99

Handbook of Optical Sensing of Glucose in Biological Fluids and Tissues Edited by

Valery V. Tuchin Saratov State University, Russia

Nonlinear optical spectroscopy is a powerful tool for studying biomolecular structures and cellular organelles. Written by an international panel of experts, this book presents the most significant advances and future directions within this important field. It provides an understanding of the nonlinear optical response of complex molecules and reviews developments in ultrafast technology. In addition, the editor includes a theoretical analysis of nonlinear optical spectroscopies. Novel experimental approaches, such as spatial and temporal pulse shaping, are addressed as well as various nonlinear optical spectroscopic tools, including harmonics generation and Raman spectroscopy.

With an extensive list of references on glucose sensing, glucose monitoring, and light-tissue interaction, this handbook analyzes trends in noninvasive optical glucose sensing and discusses its impact on tissue optical properties. It presents a review of commercialized glucose sensors and the underlying science behind their functionality, discusses the fundamentals and basic research of light-tissue interaction, and describes biological fluids that contain glucose on physiological and hyperphysiological levels. The book also details optical techniques for glucose diffusion coefficient measurements in human tissues and explains glucose-induced optical clearing effects in tissue and blood.

Catalog no. 68598, June 2009, 290 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6859-7, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. C9748, December 2008, 744 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-974-8, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook

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Communications Forthcoming

Optical Wireless Communications System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB®

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Ultrawideband Radar Applications and Design Edited by

Z. Ghassemlooy and S. Rajbhandari

James D. Taylor J.D. Taylor Associates, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Northumbria University, UK

W. Popoola Institute for Digital Communications, Edinburgh University, UK

Incorporating MATLAB®, Optical Wireless Communications provides a single resource for optical wireless communication systems based on the systems approach. It presents past and current research activities to illustrate optical sources, transmitters, detectors, and receivers used in optical wireless communications. The text covers both indoor and outdoor environments as well as how different factors, including various channel models, affect the system performance. The authors also discuss the emerging field of visible light communications and describe techniques for mitigating channel impact on the system performance using theoretical analysis and simulation. Other topics include hybrid optical and RF wireless systems.

“James Taylor has collected a strong collection of international contributors who can thoroughly articulate the difficulties with the development of ultrawideband (UWB) radars. … The text provides insight into practical design of waveforms that have low probability of detection, and efficient waveform ambiguity properties for detecting fixed and moving targets.” —Mark E. Davis, Medavis Consulting, New York

• Discusses both indoor and outdoor environments

This book outlines the latest advances in the theory, design, and implementation of UWB radar technology, which shows promise for use in diverse applications ranging from toilet flushing sensors and cancer detection equipment to radar sensors that could be used in homes, public places, cars, hospitals, and aircraft. Detailing their potential for use in medicine, security, and other key areas, the book covers topics including the technology’s history and government regulation internationally. It also discusses propagation theory and examples of precision ranging as applied to material penetration, imaging, and additional medical applications.

• Includes MATLAB codes

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• Provides a comprehensive treatment of the emerging field of visible light communications

Ultrawideband Radar Applications and Design. Ultrawideband Communications and Radar Development. Signal Waveforms Variations in Ultrawideband Wireless Systems: Causes and After-Effects. American and European Ultrawideband Systems Regulations. Principles of Materials Penetrating Ultrawideband Radar Systems. Ultrawideband and Random Signal Radar. Automatic Measurement of Ground Permittivity and Automatic Object Location Detection with GPR Images Containing a Response from a Local Object. Large Target Ultrawideband Pulse Signal Backscattering Theory For Perfectly Conducting Objects Located Near The Boundary Of Uniform HalfSpace With Complex Parameters. Medical Applications of Ultrawideband Radar. Large Current Radiators: Problems, Analysis and Design. ...

• Covers all important aspects of optical wireless communications, including fundamental concepts

• Describes techniques for mitigating the channel impact on the system performance Selected Contents Introduction: Optical Wireless Communications Optical Sources and Detectors Channel Modeling Modulation Techniques System Performance Analysis: Indoor FSO Link Performance Under the Effect of Atmospheric Turbulence Outdoor OWC Links with Diversity Techniques Visible Light Communications Catalog no. K12384, August 2012, c. 536 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5188-3, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook


Catalog no. 89862, May 2012, c. 533 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8986-8, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

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Communications New! Forthcoming

Fundamentals and Applications of Ultrasonic Waves Second Edition J. David N. Cheeke Designed specifically for newcomers to the field, this fully updated second edition begins with fundamentals and quickly advances beyond general wave concepts into an in-depth treatment of ultrasonic waves in isotropic media. Focusing on the physics of acoustic waves, their propagation, technology, and applications, this accessible overview of ultrasonics includes accounts of viscoelasticity and multiple scattering. It examines new technologies, including atomic force acoustic microscopy, lasers, micro-acoustics, and nanotechnology. In addition, it highlights both direct and indirect applications in neighboring disciplines. Catalog no. K12559, July 2012, 520 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5494-5, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook


Wide-Band Slow-Wave Systems Simulation and Applications Stanislovas Staras, Romanas Martavicius, Julius Skudutis, Vytautas Urbanavicius, and Vladislavas Daskevicius “... valuable information for scientists, engineers and students related to investigation, design and applications of the wide-band slow-wave structures ... based on the valuable experience of known experts in the field of the wide-band electrodynamic systems” —Jonas Stankunas, Director of Antanas Gustaitis' Aviation Institute of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Providing new technical solutions, this book discusses super-wide band delay lines and traveling-wave deflecting systems. It includes the use of Microwave Office®, MICROWAVE STUDIO®, and MATLAB® for modeling. Catalog no. K13839, March 2012, 460 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-8154-5, $179.95 / £114.00 Also available as eBook

Telecommunication Networks Eugenio Iannone Milano, Italy

The book outlines the current state of the telecommunications network and the different alternatives for its evolution. The author systematically reviews the network design problem and underlines the links between different aspects. This reference presents the engineering knowledge needed to construct a network evolution strategy. It examines the elements influencing telecommunications network evolution and their interdependence, and it provides a complete review of the architecture alternatives. Content ranges from high-level architectural elements to component physics, with a focus on solving the same problem from different points of view. Catalog no. K12076, December 2011, 918 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4636-0, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as eBook

Optical Fiber Communications Systems Theory and Practice with MATLAB® and Simulink® Models Le Nguyen Binh The European Research Center of Hua Wei Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

Recent progress in optical communications has focused on the next generation of the Internet— the Optical Internet. From fundamental to modern aspects, this book provides an understanding of lightwave communication systems in which the lightwave is used as the carrier to transport information over the optical guided media. The text presents optical communication techniques and applications, employing single mode optical fibers as the transmission medium. Additional topics include optical transmitters, optical receivers, optical fiber amplifiers, and optical fiber communication systems. Solutions manual available upon qualifying course adoption

Catalog no. K10309, April 2010, 560 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0620-3, $125.95 / £80.99 Also available as eBook

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Communications Nanotechnology for Telecommunications Edited by

Near-Earth Laser Communications

Sohail Anwar, M. Yasin Akhtar Raja, Salahuddin Qazi, and Mohammad Ilyas

Edited by

Nanotechnology is having a profound impact on telecommunications, leading to easier convergence of related technologies, massive storage data, compact storage devices, and higher performance computing. Nanotechnology for Telecommunications covers research and developmental issues and future directions of MEMS and nanotechnology as they apply to telecommunications. It discusses the impact of nanotechnology on devices such as photonic crystals lasers, light emitters, and sensors. The authors also include discuss the challenges associated with the system integration of nano-, micro-, and macro-components in component modules, and telecommunication networks.

With an emphasis on near-earth links, including air, LEO, MEO, and GEO orbits, rather than on terrestrial links, Near-Earth Laser Communications presents a summary of important free-space laser communication subsystem challenges and discusses potential ways to overcome such challenges. This comprehensive reference provides information on component and subsystem technologies, fundamental limitations, and approaches to reach those limits. Highlighting key design variations and critical differences between them, this book is vital to those working with optical communications technology and also highlights optical communications work performed in the US, Europe, and Japan.

Catalog no. 53256, June 2010, 453 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5325-8, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as eBook

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Ultra-Fast Fiber Lasers

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA

Digital Optical Communications

Principles and Applications with MATLAB® Models

Le Nguyen Binh

Le Nguyen Binh The European Research Center of Hua Wei Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

Nam Quoc Ngo Nayang Technological University, Singapore

This book presents techniques and applications of ultra-short pulse lasers. It describes principal methods for mode-locking of lightwave and provides the operations of the laser source in both linear and nonlinear regimes. The book discusses the fundamental aspects for understanding the phenomena of lightwave pulse sequence whose width is extremely short. It also covers applications of such laser source in high speed communication systems and networks are described so that readers can be familiar with technological development for next generations of the optical Internet. Catalog no. K10564, July 2010, 438 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1128-3, $135.95 / £87.00 Also available as eBook


Hamid Hemmati

The European Research Center of Hua Wei Technologies GmbH, Munich, Germany

After reviewing the fundamentals of modern communications, specifically high-speed optical communications, this text explores the field’s practical applications. It focuses primarily on enhancements to digital technology that are leading to greater effectiveness within ultra-high capacity networks. It highlights the uses of these communication techniques in optical transmission systems and networks. The author minimizes unwieldy mathematical analysis, and instead emphasizes operating principles. Using case studies and examples, much of it drawn from his own experiences, he presents the theoretical foundations and technical developments that are continually leading to faster and faster transmissions. Catalog no. 82051, November 2008, 580 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8205-0, $129.95 / £82.99

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Electronic & Magnetic Materials Handbook of Spin Transport and Magnetism University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Electromagnetic Waves, Materials, and Computation with MATLAB®

Igor Žuti

Dikshitulu K. Kalluri

Edited by

Evgeny Y. Tsymbal

University at Buffalo, New York, USA

“... a timely, up-to-date review of the intricate relationship between both carrier and spin transport and magnetism in semiconductors and metals. The chapters are written by leading experts and will undoubtedly serve as a valuable reference for all workers in the field of spintronics.”

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA

“… a required reference in the library of anyone doing research or development in plasma physics or engineering.” —Igor Alexeff, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee

“Comprehensive, yet ‘eases’ into difficult matters.” —Andrew M. Sessler, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

—Professor Stephan von Molnár, Florida State University

“... provides a wide perspective on spin-polarized electron transport in the bulk of solids, at interfaces, and in microstructures … a highly useful source for researchers, engineers, and students working in this fascinating and technologically important field.”

“... a meticulously written and extremely useful book for both students and professionals ... brings together many increasingly important concepts from previously somewhat separate areas of electromagnetics into one clear and coherent tome.” —Michael A. Fiddy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

—Emmanuel Rashba, Harvard University

With an introductory chapter by Nobel Prize laureate Albert Fert, this seminal handbook provides a comprehensive, balanced account of the state of the art in spintronics. It discusses diverse physical phenomena discovered in hybrid structures of ferromagnetic and normal metals, describes impressive breakthroughs in spindependent tunneling, and reviews the challenges and opportunities for controlling spin and magnetism in semiconductors. Along with covering current and potential spin-based applications, the book explores the phenomena characteristic of nanostructures made from metals, superconductors, molecular magnets, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, and graphene.

Catalog no. K11757, August 2011, 886 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3867-9, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

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“... an outstanding modern guide to this field that will be useful to newcomers, and also to active researchers who want to broaden their horizons, as a means to learn the capabilities and limitations of the many techniques that are used in semiconductor-defect science.”

Introduction. Spin Transport and Magnetism in Magnetic Metallic Multilayers. Spin Transport and Magnetism in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions. Spin Transport and Magnetism in Semiconductors. Spin Transport and Magnetism at the Nanoscale. Applications. Catalog no. K10210, August 2011, 808 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0377-6, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook


Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors Matthew D. McCluskey Washington State University, Pullman, USA

Eugene E. Haller University of California, Berkeley, USA

—Professor Michael J. Stavola, Lehigh University

“This clearly written text about defects in macroscopic semiconductor materials comprehensively bridges the gap between basic science courses and research-level reviews: a must for workers new to the field.” —Professor Gordon Davies, King’s College London

Catalog no. K11532, February 2012, 390 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3152-6, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as eBook

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Electronic & Magnetic Materials Tellurite Glasses Handbook Physical Properties and Data, Second Edition Raouf A.H. El-Mallawany Professor of Solid State Physics, Physics Department, Science College, Northern Borders University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“This is a useful reference book summarizing all of the published data about the telluride glass system with an emphasis on their optical, thermal and electrical properties.” —Carlo Pantano, Pennsylvania State University

This second edition incorporates the latest scientific data and up-to-date applications of tellurite glass. It emphasizes the physics and technology of twenty-first century processing, fabrication, and behavior of tellurite glass and glass-ceramic materials. The edition includes new material on nanocomposites, three-dimensional structural models, and novel glass-forming systems. Catalog no. K12260, December 2011, 532 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4983-5, $249.95 / £159.00 Also available as eBook

Physical Properties of Materials

Biswajit Banerjee Industrial Research Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Requiring no advanced knowledge of wave propagation, this text focuses on theoretical aspects of metamaterials, periodic composites, and layered composites. It gives novices a platform from which they can start exploring the subject in more detail. With special emphasis on elastic media and acoustics, the book covers elastodynamic, acoustic, and electrodynamic metamaterials, including negative permittivity materials, artificial magnetic metamaterials, Willis materials, and extremal materials. Mainly self-contained, it provides detailed derivations, numerous illustrations, end-of-chapter problems, and extensive references. Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

Catalog no. K11934, June 2011, 375 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4157-0, $89.95 / £57.99

Tutorials in Metamaterials

Second Edition

Edited by

Mary Anne White Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

“... a unique resource for students and established scientists ...” —Timothy M. Swager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

“... provides wonderful coverage of many of the basic properties of materials that we care about as scientists and as engineers.” —Paul C. Canfield, Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, USA

“... an excellent book to base an introductory materials course on ...” —Martin Moskovits, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

“White expertly deals with the theory of the physical properties of materials ...” —Times Higher Education Solutions manual and electronic figure files available with qualifying course adoption

Catalog no. K12969, June 2011, 469 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6651-1, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as eBook


An Introduction to Metamaterials and Waves in Composites

Mikhail A. Noginov Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Viktor A. Podolskiy University of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA

Metamaterials—composite media with unusual optical properties—have revolutionized the landscape of optical science and engineering over the past decades. A comprehensive introduction to electromagnetism in metamaterials structures, this book begins with general reviews and then progresses to more specialized topics. Chapters offer self-contained tutorials on linear and nonlinear; optical; microwave; dialectric; anisotropic and hyperbolic; bianisotropic and chiral; and electromagnetic metamaterials, as well as optical gain and radiative decay engineering. Each tutorial provides a thorough treatment of basic theory, computer simulations, fabrication, and experimental studies of the physical properties. Catalog no. 92189, October 2011, 308 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9218-9, $79.95 / £49.99 Also available as eBook

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Electronic & Magnetic Materials Optical Techniques for Solid-State Materials Characterization Edited by

Rohit P. Prasankumar Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Antoinette J. Taylor Materials Physics and Applications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA

“This book has comprehensively covered the essential optical approaches needed for solid-state materials characterization. Written by experts in the field, this will be a great reference for students, engineers, and scientists.” —Professor Yoke Khin Yap, Michigan Technical University

This reference describes optical techniques commonly used to study materials, from the simple to the complex. It explains how to use the techniques to acquire, analyze, and interpret data for gaining insight into material properties.

Nitride Phosphors and Solid-State Lighting Rong-Jun Xie, Yuan Qiang Li, Naoto Hirosaki, and Hajime Yamamoto Drawing on the authors’ extensive experimental work, this book provides an in-depth introduction to the crystal chemistry, synthesis, luminescence, and applications of phosphor materials for solid-state lighting, mainly focusing on new nitride phosphors. It collects the latest data and trends on LED phosphors and discusses the use of new white LED lamps for general illumination and LCD backlighting. Covering novel luminescent materials, the book brings readers up to date on the evolving field of solid-state lighting. Catalog no. K11473, June 2011, 348 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3011-6, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K10737, July 2011, 748 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1537-3, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

Handbook of Luminescent Semiconductor Materials Edited by

Leah Bergman University of Idaho, Moscow, USA

Jeanne L. McHale Washington State University, Pullman, USA

This handbook explains how photoluminescence spectroscopy is a powerful and practical analytical tool for revealing the fundamentals of light interaction and, thus, the optical properties of semiconductors. It shows how luminescent semiconductors are used, introduces basic semiconductor theory and photoluminescence principles, discusses the optical properties of wide-bandgap semiconductors, presents research on narrow-bandgap semiconductors and solid-state lighting, and covers the optical properties of semiconductors in the nanoscale regime. Catalog no. K11562, September 2011, 468 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3467-1, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

Electronic, Magnetic, and Optical Materials Pradeep Fulay University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

“Technological aspects of ferroelectric, piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials are discussed in detail, in a way that should allow the reader to select an optimal material for a particular application. The basics of magnetostatics are described clearly, as are a wide range of magnetic properties of materials … .” —Tony Harker, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London

This book takes a materials science and engineering approach to teaching the fundamentals of electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of materials. The text also provides downloadable electronic teaching aids to illustrate concepts. Catalog no. 9564, May 2010, 436 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-9564-2, $104.95 / £66.99 Also available as eBook

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Electronic & Magnetic Materials Metamaterials Handbook Two-Volume Set Filippo Capolino University of California, Irvine

The Metamaterials Handbook summarizes the state of the art in electromagnetic artificial materials, from microwave to optical ranges. It organizes all conceivable aspects of the results of years of research, serving as a guide for industry and academic researchers, as well as for designers using artificial materials for electronic devices across the entire frequency spectrum, from megahertz to optical frequencies. This set explores how the study of metamaterials breaks down traditional frontiers and involves a wide range of disciplines, including physics and microfabrication, electromagnetic theory, and computational methods. Catalog no. 53620, October 2009, 1736 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5362-3, $184.95 / £118.00

Introduction to Organic Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices Edited by

Sam-Shajing Sun

Organic Electronics Materials, Processing, Devices and Applications Edited by

Franky So University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Although organic electronics has received increased attention in scientific journals, most books on the subject only cover certain aspects of organic electronic materials and devices. This book is perhaps the first to detail the chemistry, physics, and processing involved—as well as different types of applications. Leading experts focus on their area of specialty to cover chemistry and materials, fundamental physics, device processing, fabrication, and subsequent applications. This book presents experienced researchers with information on developments while also providing an overview for those new to the field. Catalog no. 72900, November 2009, 581 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7290-7, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

Organic Spintronics

Norfolk State University, Virginia, USA

Edited by

Larry R. Dalton University of Washington, Seattle, USA

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Reflecting the rapid growth in research and development on organic/polymeric electronic and photonic materials and devices over the last few decades, this volume provides comprehensive coverage. It examines organic semiconducting, conducting, and superconducting materials; Field Effect Transistors (FETs); nonvolatile organic thinflim memory devices; and organic, electro-optic or opto-electronic materials. It presents the most widely recognized fundamentals, principles, and mechanisms along with representative examples, key experimental data, and over 200 illustrative figures. The book includes exercise questions for each chapter and an accompanying CD with a self-study lecture in PowerPoint®.

Major development efforts in organic materials research have led to an array of applications. Organic spintronics, in particular, has flourished in the area of organic magneto-transport. Reflecting the main avenues of advancement in this arena, this book explores spin injection and manipulation in organic spin valves, the magnetic field effect in OLEDs, and the spin transport effect in relation to spin manipulation. It also examines organic magnets as spin injection electrodes in organic spintronics devices, the coherent control of spins in organic devices using electronically detected magnetic resonance, and the possibility of using organic spin valves as sensors.

Catalog no. 9284, May 2008, 936 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-9284-9, $129.95 / £82.99 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K10326, April 2010, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0656-2, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook


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Nanotechnology New!

Nanofabrication Handbook Edited by

Stefano Cabrini Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., Berkeley, California, USA

Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology Third Edition, Three-Volume Set Marc J. Madou University of California, Irvine, USA

“… offers the widest and yet the most detailed coverage of all essential and fundamental aspects of microfabrication and nanotechnology. The author has done an excellent and remarkable job in synthesizing such diverse material under a single umbrella.” —Suman Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India

“Once again, Professor Madou has made an incredible contribution to the MEMS/NEMS global community in writing this series of books.” —Nico de Rooij, Director, Institute of Microengineering, EPFL, Switzerland

“… [the new 3-volume format] has the potential to become a ‘classic’ just like the one-volume predecessor… easy to read, and I found some concepts explained in ways I hadn’t heard before… Very ambitious, very informative, very good for teaching!” —Jorg P. Kutter, Technical University of Denmark

Thoroughly revised and updated, this perennial bestseller lays the foundation for comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of MEMS and NEMS. • Features recent developments in nano- and micromanufacturing techniques, DNA and protein arrays, fluidics, photonics, and actuators • Offers thorough coverage of Bio-MEMS and Bio-NEMS • Contains color illustrations, worked-out example problems, and end-of-chapter problems Solutions manual, PowerPoint lecture slides, and electronic figures available with qualifying course adoption

Selected Contents Volume 1: Historical Note: The Ascent of Silicon, MEMS, and NEMS. Crystallography. Quantum Mechanics and the Band Theory of Solids. ... Catalog no. 3180, August 2011, 1992 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-3180-0, $249.95 / £159.00

Satoshi Kawata Osaka University, Japan

“... a broad topical introduction to nanofabrication methods and applications. It is rich with illustrations and the authors of the individual chapters have made a real effort to introduce readers to the basic concepts in understandable terms while also capturing the current leading edge in their field. The amazing micrographs of prototype structures that are documented throughout the pages, offer an inspiring snapshot of the many and varied accomplishments of the researchers working in these technology development and application fields ...” —Donald Tennant, Director of Operations, Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility

“An impressive work covering all the important nanofabrication topics and contents … Highly recommended.” —Professor Din Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University

This comprehensive handbook presents a unique collection of new and important approaches to nanofabrication, from electron beam lithography, focused ion beam, and optical lithography to two-photon lithography, self assembly, and plasmonic nanolithography. Contributors from leading research facilities and academic institutions offer hands-on instructions and examples and pave the way for future research. The practical information provided in the book gives readers a foundation to enter the complex world of nanofabrication and helps them to select the proper fabricating technique for their experiments. • Introduces the central concepts of nanofabrication • Explains how to resolve problems that arise in the experimental phase • Covers a host of techniques • Describes new and emerging methods • Discusses how nanofabrication processes are used in NEMS, protein/cell analysis, photonics, and electronics Catalog no. 90526, February 2012, 546 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9052-9, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

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Nanotechnology New!

Fourier Modal Method and Its Applications in Computational Nanophotonics Hwi Kim Korea University, South Korea

Junghyun Park Byoungho Lee Seoul National University, South Korea

Most available books on computational electrodynamics are focused on FDTD, FEM, or other specific technique developed in microwave engineering. In contrast, is a complete guide to the principles and detailed mathematics of the up-to-date Fourier modal method of optical analysis. It takes readers through the implementation of MATLAB® codes for practical modeling of well-known and promising nanophotonic structures. The authors also address the limitations of the Fourier modal method. • Provides a comprehensive guide to the principles, methods, and mathematics of the Fourier modal method • Explores the emerging field of computational nanophotonics • Presents clear, step-by-step, practical explanations on how to use the Fourier modal method for photonics and nanophotonics applications

VLSI Micro- and Nanophotonics Science, Technology, and Applications Edited by

El-Hang Lee, Louay A. Eldada, Manijeh Razeghi, and Chennupati Jagadish “For students, scholars, practitioners, researchers, and industrialists, Lee ... et al. compile 24 chapters that explore science and technology issues associated with micro/nano-scale photonics and integration for broad-scale and chip-scale verylarge-scale-integration (VSLI) photonics. The contributors, an international group of physics, engineering, and information technology researchers from universities and industry, address issues such as miniaturization, interconnection, and integration of photonic devices at micron, submicron, and nanometer scales ...” —Research Book News,, February 2011

Catalog no. DK4378, September 2010, 632 pp. ISBN: 978-1-57444-729-3, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook

Nanoscopy and Multidimensional Optical Fluorescence Microscopy

• Includes the necessary MATLAB codes, enabling readers to construct their own code

Edited by

Using this book, graduate students and researchers can learn about nanophotonics simulations through a comprehensive treatment of the mathematics underlying the Fourier modal method and examples of practical problems solved with MATLAB codes.

The Italian Institute of Technology (ITT) and University of Genoa, Italy

Selected Contents Introduction Scattering Matrix Method for Multiblock Structures Fourier Modal Method A Perfect Matched Layer for Fourier Modal Method Local Fourier Modal Method Perspectives on the Fourier Modal Method Catalog no. 88386, March 2012, 326 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8838-0, $179.95 / £114.00 Also available as eBook


Alberto Diaspro

“This book certainly appears at the right time … . The book should be useful for senior research students in optical microscopy and biophotonics.” —Professor Min Gu, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

“A very useful book for the microscopy field. Alberto Diaspro has done a great job as editor, and I’m sure this book will be appreciated by its readers.” —Professor Peter Saggau, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, USA

“… with over sixty contributing authors, this elegant book should impress many optical manufacturers …” —Optical World

Catalog no. C7886, April 2010, 448 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7886-2, $135.95 / £87.00 Also available as eBook

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Understanding Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

Malkiat S. Johal

Loucas Tsakalakos

Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA

General Electric- Global Research Center, Niskayuna, New York, USA

“I believe the textbook will serve students well in their goal to gain a greater understanding of why nanoscaled systems are of great interest, how they are fabricated, and how they are characterized using a wide variety of analytical instrumentation very commonly found in university and industrial settings.”

“I have recommended the text to others and consider it to be a very nice snapshot of a wide range of activity in the photovoltaics arena.”

—Marcus D. Lay, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

“The writing … is very fluid. The problems and figures are good. Overall, I learned a great deal about surface science techniques from this manuscript.” —Lisa Klein, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

Catalog no. 73109, April 2011, 327 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4200-7310-2 $59.95 / £38.99 Also available as eBook

Green Nanotechnology Solutions for Sustainability and Energy in the Built Environment Geoffrey B. Smith

—Professor David Tanenbaum, Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA

This book describes the application of nanotechnology to photovoltaics, with an emphasis on practical demonstrations and discussions of the associated technical challenges. Each chapter offers a brief review of the nanostructure class considered, key applications beyond photovoltaics, and synthetic methods. The text also addresses the advantages and disadvantages of each nanostructure approach. Catalog no. 76744, March 2010, 458 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7674-5, $125.95 / £80.99 Also available as eBook

Practical Applications of Microresonators in Optics and Photonics

University of Technology, Broadway, Australia

Edited by

Claes G. Granqvist

Independent Contractor, Pasadena, California, USA

Uppsala University, Sweden

“Smith and Granqvist ... are eminent optical scientists with a longstanding fondness for the visible and infrared properties of particulate composite materials. … All technoscientists, not only physicists and materials researchers, would do well to read the list of 17 characteristics... . Remarkable features of this book are the bridges built throughout the volume with contemporary research topics through call-out boxes. … profusely illustrated, mostly in black and white but also with 10 pages of multicolored illustrations. Occasional flashes of quiet humor grace the book.” —Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Pennsylvania State University, Journal of Nanophotonics

Catalog no. 85328, September 2010, 472 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8532-7, $83.95 / £53.99 Also available as eBook

Andrey B. Matsko This book reports on progress in the growing field of monolithic micro- and nanoresonators. It opens with a chapter on photonic crystal-based resonators (nanocavities). It then goes on to describe resonators in which the closed trajectories of light are supported by any variety of total internal reflection in curved and polygonal transparent dielectric structures. The book also covers distributed feedback microresonators for slow light, controllable dispersion, and enhanced nonlinearity. A portion of the book is dedicated to the unique properties of resonators, which are extremely efficient tools when conducting multiple applications. Catalog no. 65785, March 2009, 585 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-6578-7, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

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Principles of Nanophotonics Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Kawazoe, Takashi Yatsui, and Makoto Naruse

Nanocrystal Quantum Dots Second Edition Edited by

Victor I. Klimov Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, USA

Coauthored by the developer of nanophotonics, this book outlines physically intuitive concepts of the subject using a novel theoretical framework that differs from conventional wave optics. After reviewing the background, history, and status of research and development in nanophotonics and related technologies, the authors present a unique theoretical model to describe the interactions among nanometric material systems via optical near-fields. They then explore nanophotonic devices and fabrication techniques and provide examples of qualitative innovation. The final chapter looks at how the assembly of nanophotonic devices produces a nanophotonic system. Catalog no. C9721, June 2008, 248 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58488-972-4, $89.95 / £57.99 Also available as eBook

Reflecting advancements in colloidal nanocrystals and quantum-confined nanostructures, this second edition focuses on the semiconductor nanocrystals known as nanocrystal quantum dots. Gathering contributions from leading researchers, this edition includes chapters on carrier multiplication (generation of multiexcitons by single photons), doping of semiconductor nanocrystals, and applications of nanocrystals in biology. The book also covers synthesis and assembly, spectroscopy of inter- and intraband optical transitions, single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopy, transport properties, and nanocrystal applications in photovoltaics, light emitting technologies, lasing, bioimaging, and biosensing. Catalog no. 79263, April 2010, 485 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7926-5, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

Microoptics and Nanooptics Fabrication

Optical Properties of Nanostructures

Edited by

Ying Fu

Shanalyn Kemme

Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Min Qiu

Advancements in micro/nanooptical fabrication technologies have led to the next generation of optical components. Microoptics and Nanooptics Fabrication explores this vital relationship, detailing fabrication processes as they affect a micro or nanooptical component's intended performance. Various contributors examine topics such as surface relief diffractive optical elements, solar cell microoptics, gray-scale refractive microoptics, digital and analog mask properties, microoptics replication, ion exchange optics, semiconductor waveguides, optical MEMS, and as two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals.

“This book offers an excellent insight into the optical property of functional nanostructures that is one of the frontiers of photonics, materials, physics, chemistry and nanotechnology. The elegant treatment of electrons and photons in nanostructures using the first-principles quantum mechanical theories, as well as the broad coverage from basic structures to passive components and active devices, makes it a unique reference for scientists and students interested in this area.”

Catalog no. DK5844, August 2009, 232 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-3676-8, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as eBook


Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden

—Prof. Limin Tong, Zhejiang University, China

Catalog no. N10428, August 2011, 312 pp. ISBN: 978-981-4303-26-2, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

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Imaging Visual Perception from a Computer Graphics Perspective


William Thompson, Sarah Creem-Regehr, and Jeanine Kelly Stefanucci

Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Computer Graphics Theory and Practice Jonas Gomes and Luiz Velho

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

Mario Costa Sousa

Roland Fleming

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Computer Graphics: Theory and Practice focuses on conceptual aspects of computer graphics, covering the fundamental mathematical models as well as the inherent problems encountered in the implementation of those models. The approach assumes only a fundamental knowledge of calculus and linear algebra. The complete C source code for the implementation of all the algorithms can be accessed from the book’s website. Together, the book and electronic portion enable readers to understand and practice with the basic techniques involved in the implementation of a 3D graphics system.

“This is a fabulous book written by the right people, and if I had to pick only three books for my desk, this would be one of them.” —Peter Shirley, author of Fundamentals of Computer Graphics

“This is the first book on perception to build on the need to understand how images are formed in order to understand how they are perceived and used. The discussions of applications to computer graphics are the icing on the cake of a broad and often deep treatment of the ever-growing science of human visual perception.” —Daniel Kersten, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota

“Finally, here is a book that offers a thorough introduction to visual perception specifically geared toward the graphics practitioner. It should be required reading for anyone serious about computer graphics.” —Alexei A. Efros, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

“It matches basic vision texts in coverage and adds the unique point of view of production: how would you create this scene? It is an excellent resource and new source of ideas about how vision works and how computer graphics can best take advantage of the properties of the human visual system.” —Patrick Cavanagh, Université Paris Descartes and Harvard University

• Develops the theory and mathematical models needed to solve computer graphics problems • Covers the basics of geometric modeling and image processing • Includes a detailed treatment of rendering, particularly 3D surface visualization • Introduces hierarchy animation and the parameterization of rigid motions in Euclidean space • Presents exercises at the end of each chapter • Provides course-related material and C code on the book’s website Selected Contents

• Emphasizes visual performance

Introduction. Geometry. Coordinates. The Space of Rotations. Color. Image. Planar Graphics Objects. Spatial Graphics Objects. Hierarchies. Geometric Modeling. Virtual Camera. Clipping. Visibility. Illumination. Rasterization. Mappings. Composition. The Illumination Equation. Appendix. Bibliography

• Includes a section on issues specific to computer graphics and ends with suggestions for further reading in each chapter

Catalog no. K00376, April 2012, 553 pp. ISBN: 978-1-56881-580-0, $89.95 / £56.99 Also available as eBook

• Ties together image generation and the resulting perceptual phenomena • Includes topics seldom seen in introductory perception texts

Catalog no. K07000, June 2011, 540 pp. ISBN: 978-1-56881-465-0, $69.95 / £43.99 Also available as eBook

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Imaging Forthcoming

Lens Design

Computational Photography

Fourth Edition Milton Laikin Laikin Optical Corporation, Marina Del Rey, California, USA

Lens Design, Fourth Edition is a complete and reliable guide for detailed design information and procedures for a wide range of optical systems. With experience ranging from innovative cinematographic and special-effects optical systems to infrared and underwater lens systems, Milton Laikin covers a vast range of special-purpose optical systems and their detailed design and analysis. This edition was updated to replace obsolete glass types and includes several new designs and sections on stabilized systems, the human eye, spectrographic systems, and diffractive systems. A CD offers extensive lens prescription data and executable ZEMAX files corresponding to figures in the text. • Presents useful, comprehensive optical design data and procedures

Mastering New Techniques for Lenses, Lighting, and Sensors Ramesh Raskar and Jack Tumblin Computational Photography escapes the limitations of traditional film cameras and enables novel imaging applications. This book provides a practical guide to topics in image capture and manipulation methods for generating compelling pictures for graphics, special effects, scene comprehension, and art. The computational techniques discussed cover topics in exploiting new ideas in manipulating optics, illumination, and sensors at time of capture. In addition, the authors describe sophisticated reconstruction procedures from direct and indirect pixel measurements that go well beyond the traditional digital darkroom experience.

• Builds a strong understanding of how to quickly analyze various optical systems

Catalog no. K00370, July 2012, 350 pp. ISBN: 978-1-56881-313-4, $59.00 / £37.99 Also available as eBook

• Contains detailed lens prescription data for a broad collection of optical systems


• Guides in the design of systems ranging from telephoto lenses to microscope objectives and diffraction gratings

Building Projection-Based VR Systems

Selected Contents The Method of Lens Design. The Achromatic Doublet. The Air-Spaced Triplet. Triplet Modifications. Petzval Lenses. Double Gauss and Near Symmetric Types. Telephoto Lenses. Inverted Telephoto Lens. Very-Wide-Angle Lenses. Eyepieces. Microscope Objectives. In-Water Lenses. Afocal Optical Systems. Relay Lenses. Catadioptric and Mirror Optical Systems. Periscope Systems. IR Lenses. Ultraviolet Lenses and Optical Lithography. F-Theta Scan Lenses. Endoscope. Enlarging and Copying Lenses. Projection Lenses. Telecentric Systems. LaserFocusing Lenses (Optical Disc). Heads-Up Display Lenses. The Achromatic Wedge. Wedge-Plate and Rotary-Prism Cameras. Anamorphic Attachments. Illumination Systems. Lenses for Aerial Photography. Radiation-Resistant Lenses. Lenses for Microprojection. First-Order Theory, Mechanically Compensated Zoom. ... Catalog no. 785X, December 2006, 512 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8493-8278-9, $169.95 / £108.00 Also available as eBook


Joaquim Armando Pires Jorge, Bruno Rodrigues de Araujo, Luciano Pereira Soares, Alberto Barbosa Raposo, Jose Miquel de Oliveira Dias, and Rafael Afonso Chiquelho Alves Bastos Immersive multi-projection displays offer a range of benefits for scientists in any number of fields; however, building a multi-projection system is a complex integration task, challenging even VR specialists. This book looks at what should be considered when planning the installation of a multi-projection environment for researches and professionals, not only in the computer graphics and virtual reality field, but also in any other area that wants to use multiprojection displays. The book takes a practical approach, offering guidance on how to create a multi-projection environment. Catalog no. K13071, September 2012, c. 300 pp. ISBN: 978-1-56881-440-7, $69.95 / £38.99 Also available as eBook

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The Image Processing Handbook

Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy

Sixth Edition

Edited by

John C. Russ

Lihong V. Wang

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

This book explores the tools used to acquire, process, and analyze data contained in images, for a wide variety of scientific fields. Using new examples and diagrams, the sixth edition presents new sections on selecting a camera with resolution appropriate for use on light microscopes, the ability of current cameras to capture raw images with high dynamic range, and imaging in more than two dimensions. The book also discusses Dmax for x-ray images and combining images with different exposure settings to further extend the dynamic range.

While photoacoustic imaging is probably the fastest growing biomedical imaging technology, this is the first comprehensive volume in this emerging field to cover both the physics and the noninvasive applications that are changing diagnostic medicine. Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy examines the state of the art in this exciting area of research, offering complete coverage of photoacoustic, optoacoustic, and thermoacoustic imaging. Featuring 200 illustrations, this volume illustrates the superiority of photoacoustic images over x-ray and ultrasonic images. It also discusses all potential applications of photoacoustic technology, including biomedical applications.

Catalog no. K11875, April 2011, 885 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4045-0, $169.95 / £108.00 Also available as eBook

The Science of Imaging An Introduction, Second Edition Graham Saxby University of Wolverhampton, UK (retired)

“Saxby proves to us in his brilliantly written and well-structured book that many essential topics of such a broad and comprehensive field can be squeezed into 352 pages. ... anyone having an interest on current imaging technologies should read it to extend their knowledge or to develop a broad vision on the field. … The explanations are extremely informative and easy to follow. In addition, the text is backed up with many excellent illustrations and intriguing real life examples ...” —Doga Gürsoy, Contemporary Physics, 2011

Catalog no. K10653, November 2010, 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1286-0, $72.95 / £36.99 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. 59912, March 2009, 518 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-5991-5, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

Thermal Imaging Cameras Characteristics and Performance Thomas L. Williams Bromley, Kent, UK

Providing descriptions of the equipment and techniques that can be used for testing complete thermal imagers as well as their main subunits, this book provides a sound quantitative basis for evaluating the suitability of various thermal imagers for particular applications. Keeping theory and mathematics to a minimum, it reviews the important performance parameters for industrial, laboratory, and surveillance applications—including how these parameters can be measured. The author focuses on the standard form of imaging camera but also includes descriptions of the specialized forms of thermal imagers useful to anyone working with these systems. Catalog no. C7185, April 2009, 238 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-7185-6, $107.95 / £69.99 Also available as eBook

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General New!

Plasma Discharge in Liquid

SuperResolution Imaging

Water Treatment and Applications

Edited by

Peyman Milanfar

Yong Yang, Young I. Cho, and Alexander Fridman

University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

This book functions as the definitive overview of the field of super-resolution imaging. Written by leading researchers in the field, it surveys techniques, and each detailed chapter covers the implementations and applications. Its 14 sections span a wide range of modern super-resolution imaging methods and includes variational, Bayesian, feature-based, multi-channel, learning-based, locally adaptive, and nonparametric methods. It discusses, among others, medical, military, and remote-sensing applications. The book can be used as a reference, a basis for short courses on the subject, or as part of a graduate course on digital image processing. Catalog no. K11018, September 2010, 490 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1930-2, $145.95 / £93.00 Also available as eBook


High Resolution Optical Satellite Imagery Ian Dowman, Karsten Jacobsen, Gottfried Konecny, and Rainer Sandau This is a comprehensive guide to the characteristics and use of high resolution optical images from satellite-borne sensors, concentrating on sensors designed for mapping. It considers in detail the SPOT series of satellites and sensors with a ground sample distance (GSD) of less than 15m. The book explains how high resolution imagery is obtained and the issues surrounding its collection and use. It covers the fundamentals of mapping from imagery, followed by the key features in the design of sensors and methods of data storage and transmission, including data compression. Catalog no. N10514, April 2012, 256 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-9444-6, $119.95


"The approach and selection of topics are relevant to the technology for effective water treatment. The book can be useful to the researchers and students in this field, and can provide practical solutions for water treatment technology. In addition this book may aid knowledge in usage of plasma technology in other liquid domain." —Rupak K. Banerjee, PhD, PE, Fellow ASME, University of Cincinnati and Kallol Bera, PhD, Applied Materials, Inc., California, USA

Possibly the first one-stop reference on plasma discharge in liquids, this book details physical mechanisms of initiation and propagation of pulsed discharges in liquids. It covers the major types of plasma sources, their distinguishing features, and the fundamental limits of performance. It also describes a fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena associated with different types of plasma in liquids. The book examines state-of-the-art plasma-assisted water treatment technologies, such as microorganism sterilization, decontamination of volatile organic compounds, and cooling water treatment. • Includes detailed descriptions of the physical mechanisms of pulsed electric breakdown in water and other liquids • Introduces the most advanced plasma technologies for water treatment applications • Details mechanisms for plasma-induced decontamination of volatile organic compounds • Explains methods for plasma-assisted water sterilization • Examines novel applications of spark discharge in water for cooling water management • Incorporates charts, tables, equations, photographs, and figures (some in color) to aid in comprehension Selected Contents Introduction. Generation of Plasma in Liquid. Bubble and Electronic Initiation Mechanism. Decontamination of Volatile Organic Compounds. Biological Applications. Cooling Water Treatment Using Plasma. References. Index. Catalog no. K12955, January 2012, 209 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6623-8, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

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General Commonly Asked Questions in Thermodynamics Marc J. Assael, Anthony R.H. Goodwin, Michael Stamatoudis, William A. Wakeham, and Stefan Will “This is an extremely useful book for anybody teaching thermodynamics.” —Jan V. Sengers, Distinguished University Research Professor, Institute for Physical Science and Technology, University of Maryland

“This is an interesting book … should be in every engineering library [and] listed as a reference text in all engineering thermodynamics courses. A wide range of topics are covered starting with simple questions and gradually advancing to more complex questions. The answers are clear and easy to follow. The last chapter is particularly useful ...” —Ken Marsh, University of Canterbury

Every scientist and engineer encounters problems that may be solved at least in part using the principles of thermodynamics. The importance of thermodynamics is so fundamental to life that practitioners and researchers in a range of fields need a fairly detailed understanding of this core discipline. This easy-to-follow guide allows even nonscientists considering the use of alternative fuel sources to achieve a solid grounding in thermodynamics. The authors cover topics spanning from energy sources to the environment to climate change.

Intellectual Property in Academia A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers Edited by

Nadya Reingand CeLight, Inc, Silver Springs, Maryland, USA

This book provides a practical understanding of intellectual property basics relevant in an academic environment. It describes the process of performing a comprehensive prior art search, determining business value, filing for a patent, licensing to companies, and using follow-up patents to create a valuable portfolio. The text also covers starting a new business and recent changes in patent application procedures. A special chapter addresses issues in copyright law relevant to academics, such as determining what is copyrightable in reporting an industry-sponsored project.

• Answers the most commonly asked questions relating to thermodynamics, such as the difference between entropy and enthalpy and the first name of Maxwell’s demon • Precedes each group of related questions with an introductory overview • Emphasizes qualitative understanding • Includes illustrative materials throughout to reinforce key concepts • Requires no prior background in the subject

• Provides complete step-by-step guidance on how to proceed with inventions in an academic environment • Addresses the critical issue of ownership of the legal rights to intellectual discoveries at the university developed under various types of contracts • Gives detailed practical instructions on estimation of the market niche and monetary value of the invention • Provides guidance in the witchcraft of efficient prior art search • Opens the door to the world of electronic patent databases • Reflects recent changes in patent law and filing procedures, such as electronic filing, accelerated prosecution, and online prior art searching • Shows the IP limitations associated with different types of contract funding • Discusses Offices of Technology Transfer and efficient ways to communicate with them

Selected Contents

Selected Contents

Definitions and the 1st Law of Thermodynamics. What Is Statistical Mechanics? 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Phase Equilibria. Reactions, Electrolytes, and Nonequilibrium. Power Generation, Refrigeration, and Liquefaction. Where Do I Find My Numbers?

Introduction to Intellectual Property in Academia. Patent Basics. Prior Art Searching. Valuation of Technology-Based IP in Academia. Drafting a Patent Application. Electronic Filing of US Patents. ...

Catalog no. 86952, March 2011, 368 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4200-8695-9 $39.95 / £25.99 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K11674, October 2011, 352 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-3700-9 $49.95 / £31.99 Also available as eBook

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Technical Writing A Practical Guide for Engineers and Scientists

The Silicon Web Physics for the Internet Age

Phillip A. Laplante The Pennsylvania State University, Malvern, USA

Michael G. Raymer

Written by a renowned engineer and widely published technical author, this guide enables readers to write, edit, and publish materials of a technical nature, including books, articles, reports, and electronic media. Complementing the traditional writer’s reference manuals and other books on technical writing, it helps readers understand the practical considerations in writing technical content. Drawing on his own work, the author presents many first-hand examples of writing, editing, and publishing technical materials. These examples illustrate how a publication originated as well as various challenges and solutions.

“… a text perfect in itself and perfect for its time …”

Catalog no. K11106, July 2011, 250 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-4398-2085-8 $39.95 / £25.99 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K10173, June 2009, 600 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-0311-0, $96.95 / £61.99

University of Oregon, Eugene, USA —Physics Today

“Following a story that requires only high-school mathematics, the reader is transported from mechanics to thermodynamics, wave propagation, quantum mechanics and even to basic electronic engineering concepts …” —Optics & Photonics News (OPN), January 2011

“... an elegant and elaborate textbook .... All the important physics is here, but presented in an engaging way, with modern examples.” —From the Foreword by Louis A. Bloomfield, author of How Things Work

The Mathematics Companion

Contracts for Engineers Intellectual Property, Standards, and Ethics Robert D. Hunter Robert D. Hunter Associates, Austin, Texas, USA

Mathematical Methods for Physicists and Engineers A.C. Fischer-Cripps

Engineers encounter various forms of contracts at nearly every turn in their careers. This book enhances their ability to communicate contractual issues to lawyers and better understand the consequent legal advice they receive. It introduces the related subjects of intellectual property and standards. The author also addresses the role of ethics—at both the micro and macro levels—which recently has been emphasized in response to the collapse of Boston’s Big Dig, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the coal mine accident that resulted in the many deaths.

Fischer-Cripps Laboratories Pty Ltd., Sydney, Australia

Catalog no. K12434, September 2011, 368 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5286-6, $69.95 / £44.99 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. IP721, May 2005, 210 pp., Soft Cover ISBN: 978-0-7503-1020-8, $33.95 / £21.95 Also available as eBook


“... an interesting and useful little book ... it is very well done, and everything that might be expected to be there is there ... The book might also be invaluable for those undergraduate students in Mathematics, Science or Engineering, who need to undertake first and second year courses in Mathematics, and it will serve those who wish to have quick access to all those formulae that seem to be so readily forgotten.” —J.M. Hill, Australian Physics

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Forthcoming Mathematical Optics

The Physics Companion

Classical, Quantum, and Imaging Methods

A.C. Fischer-Cripps Fischer-Cripps Laboratories Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia

Edited by

“... [a] great quick reference guide for professional physicists.” —The Physicist

“The text is lively and the straightforward explanations do not over-simplify the material, but readily lead to an understanding of concepts that first-year undergraduates often find hard to grasp.” —Alan Michette, Physics World

“... a convenient and useful brain-stimulant ...”

Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Maria Luisa Calvo, and Tatiana Alieva This text introduces the general principles involved in system design and optimization as applicable to thermal systems, followed by the methods to accomplish them. Catalog no. K13194, October 2012, c. 390 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6960-4, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

—The Australian Physicist

“... eminently suitable for undergraduate physics students who need a quick and easy printed reference to basic equations from general physics.” —American Library Association

Catalog no. IP737, March 2003, 384 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-0-7503-0953-0 $33.95 / £21.95

Handbook of Optical Dimensional Metrology Edited by

Kevin Harding

Science for the Curious Photographer An Introduction to the Science of Photography Charles S. Johnson, Jr.

GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York, USA

Featuring contributors from industry and academia, this handbook reviews modern optical dimensional measurement technologies and their applications. Catalog no. K12551, October 2012, c. 544 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5481-5, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

“... a very well-written book by a university professor who loves photography.” —IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, March/April 2012

“Johnson's book combines the knowledge of an experienced scientist and educator with the passion of an accomplished photographer. He introduces the scientific foundations of photography and provides interested photographers with the information and practical advice that will help improve their craft. This is also a must read for those interested in computational photography.” —Ramesh Raskar, MIT Media Lab

Catalog no. K00694, June 2010, 190 pp. Soft Cover, ISBN: 978-1-56881-581-7 $44.95 / £30.99 Also available as eBook

Quantum Optical Networks Igor Jex, Erika E. Andersson, and Tamas Kiss This is one of the first books to bring together the various theoretical considerations and provide a detailed exposé of the fundamental physics needed to work in the area. Catalog no. C9449, October 2012, c. 275 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9449-7, $99.95 / £63.99 Also available as eBook

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Forthcoming Optical Materials and Applications Edited by

Moriaki Wakaki Tokai University, Kanagawa, Japan

This book brings together and couples results from electromagnetic, mechanics, thermodynamics, solid state physics, chemistry, optics, and materials science to provide a coherent picture of materials science, in particular their optical properties. Catalog no. DK3199, August 2012, c. 264 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8247-2759-8, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as eBook

Biomimetics in Photonics Edited by

Olaf Karthaus Catalog no. K13589, September 2012, c. 288 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-7746-3, $119.95 / £76.99 Also available as eBook

Advanced Biophotonics Tissue Optical Sectioning

Ultrashort Pulses

Edited by

Ruikang K. Wang and Valery V. Tuchin

Generation And Spectroscopic Applications

Catalog no. K14253, October 2012, c. 576 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-9581-8, $199.95 / £127.00 Also available as eBook

Giulio Cerullo Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Based largely on the author’s graduate and training courses, this book offers a complete overview of the topic. Catalog no. K11854, September 2012, c. 450 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4006-1, $129.95 / £82.00 Also available as eBook

Microwave Power Engineering with Advanced Computer Modeling

Optical Nano and Micro Actuator Technology Edited by

George K. Knopf and Yukitoshi Otani Catalog no. K11879, October 2012, c. 608 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4053-5, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook

Edited by

Malgorzata Celuch Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

Vadim V. Yakovlev Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts, USA

Handbook of Silicon Photonics

This book summarizes recent achievements and the state of the art in microwave power engineering.

Edited by

Catalog no. K12280, October 2012, c. 450 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-5013-8, $149.95 / £95.00 Also available as eBook

Catalog no. K11631, November 2012, c. 608 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3610-1, $159.95 / £99.00 Also available as eBook


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