Book Reviews

  • Nonlinear Optical Systems

    L. Lugiato, F. Prati and M. Brambilla | 17 September 2015 | Review by A. Zakery

    The book covers special topics in laser physics, quantum electronics and nonlinear optics, as well as laser emission, frequency generation, solitons, optically bistable systems, pulsations and chaos and optical pattern formation. read more  

  • A Student’s Guide to Waves

    Daniel Fleisch and Laura Kinnaman | 10 September 2015 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    I recommend this supplementary textbook as clear tutorial for the understanding of the basic concepts of waves and the wave equation with its applications to mechanics, electromagnetic waves and the Schrӧdinger equation. read more  

  • Optomechanical Systems Engineering

    Keith J. Kasunic | 03 September 2015 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    Kasunic’s book makes an important contribution to the growing monograph literature on optomechanical engineering and design. read more  

  • OLED Fundamentals: Materials, Devices, and Processing of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

    Daniel J.Gaspar and Evgeni Polikarpov, eds. | 27 August 2015 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    The editors structured the book to literally start at the bottom by covering suitable substrates for OLEDs, and next discussing materials and device issues pertinent to device fabrication. read more  

  • Light Localisation and Lasing: Random and Pseudo-random Photonic Structures

    Mher Ghulinyan and Lorenzo Pavesi, eds. | 20 August 2015 | Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig

    The editors provide a state-of-the-art introductory reference for light localization and lasing, especially for gain media. Researchers and graduate students who are actively involved in novel photonic structures should greatly benefit from this book. read more  

  • Digital Optical Measurement Techniques and Applications

    Pramod Rastogi, ed. | 13 August 2015 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    Rastogi’s book is meant to attract attention to the vast knowledge base in digital measurement techniques. read more  

  • Charged Particle Optics Theory

    Timothey R. Groves | 06 August 2015 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    Groves focuses on the quantum physics of how the trajectory of a charged-particle beam can be discussed in terms of photons. The book is written in a very accessible style with clear exposition of all topics. read more  

  • Statistical Optics, 2nd Ed.

    Joseph W. Goodman | 30 July 2015 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    I recommend this updated, comprehensive textbook and reference for its clear writing, detailed mathematical derivations, physical insights, reworked figures, extensive references, problem sets with solutions, mathematical appendices and an index. read more  

  • Visible Light Communication

    Shlomi Arnon, ed. | 23 July 2015 | Review by Bogdan Hoanca

    This book is one of a very few about VLC, written by and for a technical audience, primarily researchers in the field. read more  

  • Guided Wave Optics and Photonic Devices

    Shyamal Bhadra and Ajoy Ghatak, eds. | 16 July 2015 | Review by Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan

    This book is based on a three-week course held in India in 2011. It has 20 chapters covering a wide range of topics, from the basics of optical fibers and guided wave optics to biophotonics. read more