Book Reviews

  • Observatories and Telescopes of Modern Times

    David Leverington | 22 June 2017 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    An incredibly detailed historical record of the design, construction and operation of ground-based optical and radio astronomy facilities on all continents, from 1945 to the present. read more  

  • Semiconductor Nanolasers

    Qing Gu and Yeshaiahu Fainman | 15 June 2017 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    This excellent book provides the first in-depth description of the challenges faced in creating nanolasers that can serve as optical sources in photonic integrated circuits. read more  

  • An Introduction to Applied Electromagnetics and Optics

    Vladimir V. Mitin, Dmitry I. Sementsov | 08 June 2017 | Review by Reva Garg

    This book covers both fundamentals of electromagnetics and its applications in optics, as well as electromagnetic waves in various types of media and structures. read more  

  • Noises in Optical Communications and Photonic Systems

    Le Nguyen Binh | 01 June 2017 | Review by Silvano Donati

    This monograph addresses the treatment of noise as the ultimate limit of performance in modern ultrafast and high-density optical links. read more  

  • Trends in Biomaterials

    G.P. Kothiyal and A. Srinivasan (editors) | 25 May 2017 | Review by Albert C. Claus

    This book deals mainly with ceramic and fibrous biomaterials, and covers numerous methods and applications. read more  

  • 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