Book Reviews

  • An Introduction to Graphene Plasmonics

    P.A.D Gonçalves and N.M.R. Peres | 10 April 2017 | Review by Mircea Dragoman

    This book deals mainly with the theoretical aspects of graphene plasmonic excitation and propagation in various optical structures. read more  

  • Quantum Optics

    Miguel Orszag | 30 March 2017 | Review by Christian Brosseau

    The third edition of this book contains extensive and thorough coverage of basic laser-related phenomena including quantization of the electromagnetic field, quantum theory of coherence, laser theory using both the master equation and the Langevin theory, and generation of non-classical vibrational states of ions in a Paul trap. read more  

  • Super-Resolution Imaging in Biomedicine

    Alberto Diaspro and Marc A. M. J. van Zandvoort (editors) | 16 March 2017 | Review by Barry R. Masters

    The editors and contributors have produced an outstanding book suitable for people with interests in the biomedical applications of super-resolution microscopy. read more  

  • High Energy Molecular Lasers: Self-Controlled Volume-Discharge Lasers and Applications

    V.V. Apollonov | 27 February 2017 | Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig

    This book informs readers about the formation characteristics of a self-controlled volume discharge in order to pump molecular lasers. read more  

  • A Course in Classical Physics 4 - Waves and Light

    Alessandro Bettini | 21 February 2017 | Review by John Dudley

    The book is highly beneficial to students as their main text in an elementary-calculus based course on classical optics, but would also be of great value to instructors looking for new insights into material they may have been teaching for many years. read more  

  • The Limits of Resolution

    Geoffrey de Villers and E. Roy Pike | 09 February 2017 | Review by Daniela Dragoman

    Light resolution is a crucial issue in optics. Therefore, such a book is of considerable interest for the entire optics community. read more  

  • Two-Dimensional Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides

    A.V. Kolobov and J.Tominaga | 03 February 2017 | Review by Mircea Dragoman

    This book, in more than 500 pages, covers one of the most important research subjects in recent years—the largest family of atomically thin materials studied after graphene. read more  

  • Light Scattering by Ice Crystals: Fundamentals and Applications, First Edition

    Kuo-Nan Liou and Ping Yang | 30 January 2017 | Review by K. Alan Shore

    This book shows, in a clear and accessible manner, the detailed analysis required to understand optical phenomena associated with the scattering of light by ice crystals. read more  

  • Handbook of Low-Level Laser Therapy

    Michael R.Hamblin, Marcelo V.Pires de Sousa and Tanupriya Agrawal (Editors) | 19 January 2017 | Review by Silvano Donati

    The book presents an exhaustive and timely coverage of low-power laser light therapy and photobiomodulation. read more  

  • Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors

    Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta | 28 December 2016 | Review by Marko Spasenović

    This superbly organized graduate-level textbook fills a gap between general texts on optics of solids and handbooks of luminescence spectroscopy. read more