Optical Electronics


  • Author: Ajoy Ghatak , K Thyagarajan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN-13: 9788185618104
  • Pages: 636
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2010

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About The Book

This textbook provides senior undergraduates studying modern optics with a comprehensive account of optics and optical electronics. A large number of solved and unsolved problems are included in the book. The extensive coverage makes it valuable to postgraduates and also to optical engineers as a source of basic design information. The initial chapters cover the basic principles involved in the propagation of electromagnetic waves. These are followed by a description of diffraction and its application to spatial frequency filtering and holography. Laser theory and the various types of laser are covered as well as the theory of optical waveguides fibre optics and integrated optics. The final chapters cover electrooptics acoustooptics and nonlinear optical effects.

Table of Contents:

1. Maxwell’s equations and propagation of electromagnetic waves
2. Reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves
3. Wave propagation in anisotropic media
4. Fraunhofer diffraction
5. Fresnel diffraction
6. Spatial frequency filtering
7. Holography
8. Lasers: I
9. Lasers: II
10. Some laser systems
11. Electromagnetic analysis of the simplest optical waveguide
12. Leaky modes in optical waveguides
13. Optical fibre waveguides
14. Integrated optics
15. The electro-optic effect
16. The strain optic tensor
17. Acoustooptic effect: Raman-Nath diffraction
18. Acoustooptic effect: Bragg diffraction
19. Acoustooptic devices
20. Non-linear optics
References and suggested reading