Book Reviews

  • Singular Optics

    Greg Gbur | 18 May 2017 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    This lecture-based book is pleasant and contains careful discussions of a large number of topics dealing with the multifaceted aspects of wavefield singularities. read more  

  • Optical Compressive Imaging

    Adrian Stern (editor) | 11 May 2017 | Review by Dejan Pantelic

    This is the book on how to bypass the sampling constraints of modern imaging systems. read more  

  • Computational Liquid Crystal Photonics

    Salah Obayya, Mohamed Farhat O. Hameed, and Nihal F. F. Areed | 09 May 2017 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    The primary audience for this text is undergraduate classes in quantum optics, though anyone concerned with liquid-crystal photonics will profit from reading it. read more  

  • Fiber Lasers: Basics, Technology and Applications

    Liang Dong and Bryce Samson | 04 May 2017 | Review by Lisa Tongning Li

    This book comprehensively covers the basics, technology and applications of fiber lasers including up-to-date developments in both academia and industry. read more  

  • Functional and Physical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites

    Aravind Dasari and James Njuguna (editors) | 02 May 2017 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    In presenting their topic, the editors have drawn on research papers of the past two decades, and have attempted to make the topic's treatment as user-friendly as possible. read more  

  • Principles of Photonics

    Jia-Ming Liu | 27 April 2017 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    A distinguishing feature of this book is its focus on fundamental principles with less emphasis on devices or applications than may be found in similar books. read more  

  • An Introduction to Graphene Plasmonics

    P.A.D Gonçalves and N.M.R. Peres | 10 April 2017 | Review by Mircea Dragoman

    This book deals mainly with the theoretical aspects of graphene plasmonic excitation and propagation in various optical structures. read more  

  • Quantum Optics

    Miguel Orszag | 30 March 2017 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    The third edition of this book contains extensive and thorough coverage of basic laser-related phenomena including quantization of the electromagnetic field, quantum theory of coherence, laser theory using both the master equation and the Langevin theory, and generation of non-classical vibrational states of ions in a Paul trap. read more  

  • Super-Resolution Imaging in Biomedicine

    Alberto Diaspro and Marc A. M. J. van Zandvoort (editors) | 16 March 2017 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    The editors and contributors have produced an outstanding book suitable for people with interests in the biomedical applications of super-resolution microscopy. read more  

  • High Energy Molecular Lasers: Self-Controlled Volume-Discharge Lasers and Applications

    V.V. Apollonov | 27 February 2017 | Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig

    This book informs readers about the formation characteristics of a self-controlled volume discharge in order to pump molecular lasers. read more