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Nonlinear Laser Dynamics: From Quantum Dots to Cryptography

Kathy Lüdge, ed.

Wiley-VCH, 2012; $135.00 (hardcover).


This outstanding reference is the latest issue in the “Nonlinear Dynamics and Complexity” series. It focuses on recent advances in the field of nonlinear laser dynamics. The book includes several research papers on laser devices, synchronization and cryptography, and nanostructured devices. The analysis of nonlinear systems in connection with semiconductor lasers also includes quantum cascade lasers and modeling of quantum dot-based devices. Readers will find experimental as well as computational results that are based on nonlinear systems with feedback, time delay and stochastic bifurcation methods. The sections on broadband chaos and synchronization of chaotic networks will be of particular interest for readers dealing with secure communication technologies.
 

Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig, CEO, 21st Century Data Analysis, a division of Koenig & Associates, Inc., Portland, Ore., U.S.A.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.


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