Book Reviews

  • 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  

  • Synchrotron Radiation and Free-Electron Lasers

    Kwang-Je Kim, Zhirong Huang and Ryan Lindberg | 04 January 2018 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    This advanced book, written for graduate students and researchers, rigorously explains the physics and instruments that produce extremely bright, coherent sources of X-rays. read more  

  • 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