Book Reviews

  • 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  

  • Military Laser Technology and Systems

    David H. Titterton | 09 July 2015 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    This volume seeks to convey the physical principles underpinning laser-based military systems, to foster the reader’s appreciation of the fundamental requirements, potential performance and limitations of such systems. read more  

  • Nonlinear Optics and Photonics

    Guang S. He | 02 July 2015 | Review by Daniela Dragoman

    This is the most complete account of nonlinear optics published in recent years. The book presents and explains very clearly the work of brilliant scientists in this area in the last half century. read more  

  • Optical Fiber Sensors: Advanced Techniques and Applications

    Ginu Rajan, ed. | 25 June 2015 | Review by Lisa Tongning Li

    The book provides a fundamental understanding of the design, operation and practical applications of fiber-optic sensing systems. read more  

  • Computational Optical Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging

    Sarhan M. Musa, ed. | 18 June 2015 | Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig

    The editor has put together a comprehensive and state-of-the-art reference on computational optical biomedical spectroscopy and imaging. Researchers and graduate students, who are actively involved in this field would benefit greatly from reading this book. read more  

  • Introduction to Radiometry and Photometry, 2nd ed.

    William Ross McCluney | 11 June 2015 | Review by Darko Vasiljevic

    This book presents fundamental concepts of radiometry and photometry in a very clear and direct way. read more