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Book Reviews

  • Light Sources, 2nd Edition

    Spiros Kitsinelis | 15 March 2018 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    In this colorfully illustrated book, the author extensively discusses both light sources and their applications. read more  

  • Nanophotonics and Plasmonics: An Integrated View

    Ching Eng Png and Yuriy Akimov, Eds. | 08 March 2018 | Review by A. Zakery

    Graduate students and researchers in nanophotonics and plasmonics will find this text on manipulating light at the nanometer scale useful. read more  

  • Handbook of 3D Machine Vision

    Song Zhang, Ed. | 01 March 2018 | Review by Silvano Donati

    This paperback brings into the range of students and engineers a comprehensive introduction and evaluation of 3-D vision and imaging systems. read more  

  • X-Rays and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation, 2nd Edition

    David Attwood and Anne Sakinawat | 22 February 2018 | Review by Albert Claus

    An introduction to radiation in the extreme ultraviolet to soft-X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum, for readers familiar with Maxwell’s relations. read more  

  • Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics, 2nd Edition

    P. A. Davidson | 15 February 2018 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    This useful book doubles as a basic text introducing the elements of electromagnetism and fluid dynamics and as an informative research monograph targeting professional researchers. read more  

  • Nonlinear Optics: A Student’s Perspective

    Mark G. Kuzyk | 08 February 2018 | Review by Reva Garg

    Surpassing other texts on nonlinear optics due to affordability, this volume emphasizes fundamentals and is ideal for self-study, a textbook or reference. read more  

  • Handbook of Optical Metrology, 2nd Edition

    Toru Yoshizawa, Ed. | 01 February 2018 | Review by Silvano Donati

    A practical guide to research applications, and an invaluable reference. read more  

  • Light-Based Science

    A. Boudrioua, R. Rashed and V. Lakshminarayanan, Eds. | 25 January 2018 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    This book celebrates the legacy of Ibn al-Haytham (965-1040), specifically, his philosophical, mathematical and experimental works and the founding of physiological optics. read more  

  • Plasmonics and Super-Resolution Imaging

    Zhaowei Liu, Ed. | 18 January 2018 | Review by Daniela Dragoman

    An expert-written text on the application of plasmonics to high-resolution imaging—a hot topic in optics. read more  

  • 2D Materials: Properties and Devices

    Phaedon Avouris, Tony F. Heinz and Tony Low, Eds. | 11 January 2018 | Review by Mircea Dragoman

    This beautifully illustrated book, written by experts in the field of 2-D materials, is recommended for anybody working at the frontiers of optics. read more