This is an impressive work, which consists of two volumes, each containing more than eight hundred pages written by experts in the field. Each volume is divided into five parts, with each part organized into a discussion of the fundamental knowledge on the topic, followed by detailed theory, simulation methods and examples, and a comparison between simulation and experimental results.
 
The first volume covers the fundamentals of optoelectronic devices, such as electron transport, electron-photon interaction and optical waveguides; materials, like novel organic semiconductors, dilute nitride and bismide alloys; and nanostructures, including quantum wells, wires and dots. Light-emitting diodes and semiconductor optical amplifiers are also discussed.
 
Volume 2 is dedicated to laser diodes, photodetectors and modulators, solar cells, and advanced optoelectronic devices such as electroluminescent refrigerators, single-photon sources, nanoplasmonic lasers and quantum dot nanolasers. The last part of the book is an overview of mathematical models that are used frequently in device simulations.
 
This two-volume set is an invaluable help for anyone working in the design and simulation of optical devices. The style of the work is accessible from the Ph.D. level onward, and therefore it is a must for young researchers working in optoelectronic devices.
 
Review by Daniela Dragoman, University of Bucharest, Romania 

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