Handbook of Optoelectronics offers a self-contained reference from the basic science and light sources to devices and modern applications across the entire spectrum of disciplines utilizing optoelectronic technologies. This second edition gives a complete update of the original work with a focus on systems and applications.

Volume I covers the details of optoelectronic devices and techniques including semiconductor lasers, optical detectors and receivers, optical fiber devices, modulators, amplifiers, integrated optics, LEDs, and engineered optical materials with brand new chapters on silicon photonics, nanophotonics, and graphene optoelectronics. Volume II addresses the underlying system technologies enabling state-of-the-art communications, imaging, displays, sensing, data processing, energy conversion, and actuation. Volume III is brand new to this edition, focusing on applications in infrastructure, transport, security, surveillance, environmental monitoring, military, industrial, oil and gas, energy generation and distribution, medicine, and free space.

No other resource in the field comes close to its breadth and depth, with contributions from leading industrial and academic institutions around the world. Whether used as a reference, research tool, or broad-based introduction to the field, the Handbook offers everything you need to get started. (The previous edition of this title was published as Handbook of Optoelectronics, 9780750306461.)


John P. Dakin, PhD, is professor (emeritus) at the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK.

Robert G. W. Brown, PhD, is chief executive officer of the American Institute of Physics and an adjunct full professor in the Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic at the University of California, Irvine.

part I|196 pages

Basic concepts

chapter 1|18 pages

An introduction to optoelectronics

ByAlan Rogers, Vincent Handerek

chapter 2|20 pages

Introduction to optical materials

ByNeil J. Ross

chapter 3|24 pages

Incandescent, discharge, and arc lamp sources

ByDavid O. Wharmby

chapter 4|60 pages

Detection of optical radiation

ByAntoni Rogalski, Zbigniew Bielecki, Janusz Mikolajczyk

chapter 5|50 pages

Propagation along optical fibers and waveguides

ByJohn Love

chapter 6|20 pages

Introduction to lasers and optical amplifiers

ByWilliam S. Wong, Chien-Jen Chen, Yan Sun

part II|105 pages

Advanced concepts

chapter 7|66 pages

Advanced optics

ByAlan Rogers, Vincet Handerek

chapter 8|15 pages

Basic concepts in photometry, radiometry, and colorimetry

ByYoshi Ohno

chapter 9|20 pages

Nonlinear and short pulse effects

ByGünter Steinmeyer

part III|510 pages

Optoelectronic devices and techniques

chapter 10|44 pages

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

ByKlaus Streubel

chapter 11|46 pages

Semiconductor lasers

ByJayanta Mukherjee, J. Stephen Sweeney

chapter 12|36 pages

Optical detectors and receivers

ByHidehiro Kume

chapter 13|26 pages

Optical fiber devices

BySuzanne Lacroix, Xavier Daxhelet

chapter 14|58 pages

Optical modulators

ByNadir Dagli

chapter 15|29 pages

Optical amplifiers

ByJohan Nilsson, Jesper Laegsgaard, Anders Bjarklev

chapter 16|28 pages

Ultrafast optoelectronics

ByGünter Steinmeyer

chapter 17|60 pages

Integrated optics

ByNikolaus Boos, Christian Lerminiaux

chapter 18|54 pages

Infrared devices and techniques

ByAntoni Rogalski, Krzysztof Chrzanowski

chapter 19|24 pages

Organic light emitting devices

ByMartin Grell

chapter 20|30 pages

Microstructured optical fibers

ByJesper Lægsgaard, Anders Bjarklev, Tanya Monro, Tanya Monro

chapter 21|16 pages

Engineered optical materials

ByPeter G. R. Smith, Corin B. E. Gawith

chapter 22|26 pages

Silicon photonics

BySasan Fathpour

chapter 23|28 pages

Nanoplasmonic optoelectronics

ByRobert G. W. Brown