Applied Photonics


  • Chai Yeh, The University of Michigan

Photonic circuitry is the first-choice technological advancement recognized by the telecommunications industry. Due to the speed, strength, and clarity of signal, photonic circuits are rapidly replacing electronic circuits in a range of applications. Applied Photonics is a state-of-the-art reference book that describes the fundamental physical concept of photonics and examines the most current information available in the photonics field. Cutting-edge developments in semiconductors, optical switches, and solitons are presented in a readable and easily understandable style, making this volume accessible, if not essential, reading for practicing engineers and scientists.
View full description


Electronics engineers, telecommunications professionals, colleges, libraries, and research institutes.


Book information

  • Published: March 1994
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-770458-6


"In 14 chapters the author presents the most important aspects of photonics in a truly cogent fashion and sets the record straight for numerous misconceptions....Overall, I found Applied Photonics by Yeh to be an excellent reference book. Each chapter begins with a brief introduction stating the objectives of the discussion and ends with a summary and a reference list. The references are quite recent...A comprehensive index makes the book an extremely useful reference tool.Its small size makes it ideal for a traveling companion when a photonics reference book is necessary."

Table of Contents

(Chapter Headings): Introduction. Photons and Interactions. Recent Advances in Semiconductor Laser Technology. Fiber Lasers. Solid-State Lasers. Other Laser Sources. Photonic Detection. Optical Amplifiers. Solitons in Optical Fiber Telecommunications. Phase Conjugators. Photonic Components. Photonic Switches. Photonic Interconnections. Photonic Image Processing. Chapter References. Subject Index.