Book Reviews

  • 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  

  • 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