Photodetectors and Fiber Optics

Photodetectors and Fiber Optics

1st Edition - February 26, 2001

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  • Editor: Hari Nalwa
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323137898

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Photodetectors and Fiber Optics is an outgrowth of the recently published 10-volume set Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices. The objective of this book is to present a highly coherent coverage of photodetectors and optical fibers. This book overs a broad spectrum of photodetectors, including types of materials, their fabrication, physical properties, and industrial applications. Many industries around the world are engaged in developing fiber optics technology for the new millennium. The applications of photodetectors in fiber optics and the role of optical fibers in present communication technology are extensively discussed.

Key Features

  • Covers a broad spectrum of the photodetectors
  • Include types of materials, their fabrication, physical properties and industrial applications
  • Applications of photodetectors in fiber optics
  • Role of optical fibers in present communication technology
  • A very special topic presented in a timely manner and in a format


Scientists and upper level graduate students working in solid state physics, optical engineering and photophysics, fiber optics, electrical and electronic engineering, materials science, data storage, information technology and semiconductor industries

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    About the Editor
    Semiconductor Photoconductors for Visible to Far-Infrared Detection
    Resonant Cavity Enhanced Photodetectors
    Silicon and GaAs as Far-Infrared Detector Material
    Bulk Semiconductors for Infrared Applications
    Photodetectors for Optical Fiber Communications
    Germanium Dioxide-Based Glasses as Advanced Optical Sensors Materials
    High-Bandwidth Optical Networks and Communication

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: February 26, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323137898

About the Editor

Hari Nalwa

Dr. H. S. Nalwa is the Managing Director of the Stanford Scientific Corporation, Los Angeles, California. He was Head of Department and R&D Manager at the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation in Los Angeles (1999-2000) and a staff scientist at the Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Japan (1990-1999). He has authored more than 150 scientific articles and 18 patents on electronic and photonic materials and devices. He has edited the following books: Ferroelectric Polymers (Marcel Dekker, 1995), Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers (CRC Press, 1997), Organic Electroluminescent Materials and Devices (Gordon & Breach, 1997), Handbook of Organic Conductive Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (John Wiley & Sons, 1997), Low and High Dielectric Constant Materials Vol. 1-2 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices, Vol. 1-10 (Academic Press, 2000), Advanced Functional Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (Gordon & Breach, 2001), Photodetectors and Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2001), Supramolecular Photosensitive and Electroactive Materials (Academic Press, 2001), Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Academic Press, 2001), Handbook of Thin Film Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001), and Handbook of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001). The Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Vol. 1-5) edited by him received the 1999 Award of Excellence from the Association of American Publishers.Dr. Nalwa serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, Applied Organometallic Chemistry (1993-1999), International Journal of Photoenergy,andPhotonics Science News. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Porphyrin

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Formerly of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Japan

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