Book Reviews

Cambridge Illustrated Handbook of Optoelectronics and Photonics

Safa Kasap, Harry Ruda and Yann Boucher

Cambridge University Press, 2012; $140.00 (paperback).

This book takes a unique, encyclopedic approach to optoelectronics and photonics. It covers the most important terms in the subject areas in alphabetical order, ranging from fundamental concepts to cutting-edge applications. The text includes more than 600 self-explanatory illustrations that enable readers to quickly grasp key concepts. Mathematical equations are used only when absolutely necessary, and lengthy derivations are avoided. Knowledge of standard university-level mathematics is sufficient for understanding the contents. The handbook is intended for a broad audience, from undergraduate and graduate students to scientists and engineers in academia and industry.

Review by Darko Vasiljevic, associate research professor, Photonics Center, Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Serbia.


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