Book Reviews

Broadband Optical Modulators: Science, Technology and Applications

Antao Chen and Edmond J. Murphy, eds.

CRC Press, 2011; $129.95 (hardcover).


The authors have produced a comprehensive reference with a concentration on broadband optical modulators. Graduate students and research scientists will benefit from this outstanding book.
Readers interested in recent technologies will find several chapters devoted to applications beyond the digital telecom system. This excellent volume also offers newcomers a great introduction to the subject, with sections on fundamentals, modulator technologies and emerging technologies. Furthermore, those interested in modulator operation will appreciate the coverage on modulator drivers, reliability of lithium niobate modulators and bias control techniques. The international contributions and outstanding references will be well-received by a broad readership.

Review by Axel Mainzer KoenigCEO, 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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