Book Reviews

  • L.E.D.: A History of the Future of Lighting

    Bob Johnstone | 28 December 2017 | Review by Reva Garg

    This well-researched book places less emphasis on applied science and more on entrepreneurs, while discussing the quest to build better light bulbs and other forms of solid-state lighting. read more  

  • Tuning Semiconducting and Metallic Quantum Dots

    C. von Borczyskowski and E. Zenkevich, Eds. | 21 December 2017 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    This book has a wide dynamic range, including introductions to the basic properties of quantum dots as well as leading-edge experimental research results. read more  

  • Radiation in Medicine and Biology

    Pandit B. Vidyasagar, Sagar S. Jagtap and Omprakash Yemul, Eds. | 14 December 2017 | Review by Silvano Donati

    In addition to providing an update on conventional applications of radiation, this book discusses the emerging applications of nanoparticles and hypergravity. read more  

  • Quantum Communications in New Telecommunications Systems

    M. Benslama, A. Bensalama and S. Aris | 07 December 2017 | Review by A. Zakery

    This book explores the technological advances in quantum communications, with a special focus on telecommunications systems. read more  

  • Silicon Nanophotonics

    Leonid Khriachtchev, Ed. | 30 November 2017 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    The timely second edition of this book describes in depth different aspects of silicon nanophotonics, from fundamentals to industrial devices. read more  

  • Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics

    Peter E. Powers and Joseph W. Haus | 23 November 2017 | Review by Bogdan Hoanca

    An updated second edition of a well-regarded graduate/senior textbook in a rather crowded field. read more  

  • Handbook of Solid-State Lighting and LEDs

    Edited by Zhe Chuan Feng | 16 November 2017 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    Anyone concerned with LED lighting will profit from reading this text for mid- to upper-level graduate students. read more  

  • The Photomultiplier Handbook

    A. G. Wright | 09 November 2017 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    The highly recommended book is suitable for all users of photomultipliers who wish to optimize their performance. read more  

  • Fiber Optics: Principles and Advanced Practices

    Abdul Al-Azzawi | 02 November 2017 | Review by Albert Claus

    A hefty summary that could prove a very useful reference for an instructor teaching a course on fiber optics. read more  

  • Quantum Photonics

    Thomas P. Pearsall | 26 October 2017 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    An impressive breadth of topics, ranging from the basics of quantum mechanics to the latest advances in quantum photonics, effortlessly compressed into fewer than 300 pages. read more