Structured Light for Optical Communication

Structured Light for Optical Communication

1st Edition - June 18, 2021

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  • Editors: Mohammad Al-Amri, David Andrews, Mohamed Babiker
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215111
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215104

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Structured Light for Optical Communication highlights principles and applications in the rapidly evolving field of structured light in wide-ranging contexts, from classical forms of communication to new frontiers of quantum communication. Besides the basic principles and applications, the book covers the background of structured light in its most common forms, as well as state-of-the-art developments. Structured light has been hailed as affording outstanding prospects for the realization of high bandwidth communication, enhanced tools for more highly secure cryptography, and exciting opportunities for providing a reliable platform for quantum computing.This book is a valuable resource for graduate students and other active researchers, as well as others who may be interested in learning about this cutting-edge research field.

Key Features

  • Broadly covers the use of structured light in communication applications
  • Highlights quantum and photonics principles, emerging and future applications
  • Assesses the major challenges of using structured light for communication applications


Materials Scientists and Engineers in academia and R&D

Table of Contents

  • 1. Basics of quantum communications
    2. Structured Light
    3.Quantum features of structured light
    4. Poincaré beams for optical communications
    5. Operators in paraxial quantum optics
    6. Quantum cryptography with structured photons
    7. Spin and Angular Momentum Coupling
    8. Quantum communication with structured light
    9. Optical angular momentum interaction with turbulent and scattering media
    10. Causes and mitigation of modal crosstalk in OAM multiplexed optical communication links

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 18, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128215111
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128215104

About the Editors

Mohammad Al-Amri

Mohammad Al-Amri is Professor of Physics at the Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Informatics, KACST, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His research focuses in the areas of quantum optics and quantum informatics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Informatics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

David Andrews

David L. Andrews is Professor of Chemistry at the University of East Anglia, UK. His research focuses in the areas of nanophotonics and quantum electrodynamics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, UK

Mohamed Babiker

Mohamed Babiker is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of York, UK. His research focuses on quantum optics theory, optical and matter vortices, and quantum field theory.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of York, UK

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