Optical Sources, Detectors, and Systems
Fundamentals and ApplicationsBy
- Robert Kingston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Optical Sources, Detectors, and Systems presents a unified approach, from the applied engineering point of view, to radiometry, optical devices, sources, and receivers. One of the most important and unique features of the book is that it combines modern optics, electric circuits, and system analysis into a unified, comprehensive treatment.The text provides physical concepts together with numerous data for sources and systems and offers basic analytical tools for a host of practical applications. Convenient reference sources, such as a glossary with explanatory text for specialized optical terminology, are included. Also, there are many illustrative examples and problems with solutions. The book covers many important, diverse areas such as medical thermography, fiber optical communications, and CCD cameras. It also explains topics such asD *, NEP, f number, RA product, BER, shot noise, and more.This volume can be considered an essential reference for research and practical scientists working with optical and infrared systems, as well as a text for graduate-level courses on optoelectronics, optical sources and systems, and optical detection. Aproblem solution manual for instructors who wish to adopt this text is available.
The audience includes researchers, graduate and post-graduate students, and practicing engineers and scientists dealing with optical and optoelectronic devices and their applications in both the physics and engineering communities. Thus, along with individual buyers, the market includes industry, bookstores, and libraries. Although it might be used by college juniors and seniors specializing in optics and optical engineering, reviewers of the text suggest it is better suited for adoption by graduate-level courses on optoelectronics, optical sources and systems, and optical detection. The mailing lists for the Optical Society of America and SPIE should be used (partly supplied by the author).
Hardbound, 198 Pages
Published: June 1995
Imprint: Academic Press
While the book emphasizes the fundamentals, it succeeds in covering a broad scope of topics well. Nearly every reader will find something new and useful here....In short, Optical Sources, Detectors, and Systems: Fundamentals and Applications is an excellent guide to designing and understanding radiometric systems and will be useful for students and systems engineers alike. It is practical, thorough, and a pleasure to read.
--OPTICS AND PHOTONICS NEWS
- (Chapter Headings): Blackbody Radiation, Image Plane Intensity, and Units. Interaction of Radiation with Matter. Absorption, Emission, and Lasers. The Semiconductor Laser. The Ideal Photon Detector and Noise Limitations on Optical Signal Measurement. Real Detectors; Vacuum Photodiode and Photomultiplier, Photoconductor, Junction Photodiode, Avalanche Photodiode. Heterodyne or Coherent Detection and Optical Amplification. Systems I: Radiometry, Communications, and Radar. SystemsII: Imaging. References. Appendix: Problem Solutions. References. Subject Index.