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.

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 1|4 pages

Optoelectronics in infrastructure

chapter 2|10 pages

Distributed acoustic sensing for infrastructure

ByStuart Russell

chapter 4|6 pages

Optoelectronics for control of city transport

ByDavid Parkyns

part 2|6 pages

On-vehicle applications in transport

chapter 5|10 pages

Optoelectronics for automobiles, vans, and trucks

ByP. Dakin John

chapter 6|10 pages

360° camera systems for surveillance and security

ByGareth J. Edwards

part 3|4 pages

Optoelectronics for security and surveillance

part 4|5 pages

Earth resources and environmental monitoring

chapter 8|8 pages

Overview of earth observation from satellites

ByGreg Blackman, Jessica Rowbury

chapter 9|6 pages

Satellite-based land monitoring

ByGerardo López-Saldaña, Debbie Clifford

chapter 10|12 pages

Optical remote sensing of marine, coastal, and inland waters

ByValborg Byfield

chapter 11|14 pages

Oceanographic and aquatic: Applications of optic sensing technologies

ByMatt Mowlem, Alex Beaton, Gregory Slavik

part 5|5 pages

Military applications

chapter 13|38 pages

Military optoelectronics

ByHilLary G. Sillitto

part 6|7 pages

Industrial applications

chapter 14|16 pages

Optical gas-sensing methods for industry

ByJane Hodgkinson, John P. Dakin

chapter 15|6 pages

Laser applications in industry

ByPaul Harrison

chapter 17|8 pages

3D Printing applications

ByCandice Majewski

chapter 18|10 pages

Fiber optical sensors for monitoring industrial gas turbines

ByRalF D. Pechstedt, David Hemsley

chapter 19|14 pages

Raman gas spectroscopy

ByAndreas Knebl, Jürgen Popp, Torsten Frosch

part 7|3 pages

Oil, gas, and mineral exploration and refining

chapter 20|24 pages

Fiber optics in the oil and gas industry

ByAndre Franzen

chapter 21|11 pages

Oilfield production monitoring with fiber-optic sensors

ByPhilip Nash

chapter 22|7 pages

Applications of visible to near-infrared spectroscopy for downhole fluid analysis inside oil and gas wellbores

ByFujisawa Go, Oliver C. Mullins, Yamate Tsutomu

chapter 23|10 pages

Mid-infrared spectroscopy for future oil, gas, and mineral exploration

ByChristian M. Müller, Florian Rauh, Thomas Schädle, Matthias Schwenk, Robert Stach, Boris Mizaikoff, Bobby Pejcic

part 8|5 pages

Applications in energy generation and distribution

chapter 24|9 pages

Applications of electricity generation by solar panels

ByFernando Araújo de Castro

chapter 25|2 pages

Advantages of fiber optical sensors for power generation

ByRalF D. Pechstedt, David Hemsley

part 9|8 pages

Applications for medicine, health monitoring, and biotechnology

chapter 26|22 pages

Medical applications of photonics*

ByConstantinos Pitris, Tuan Vo-Dinh, R. Eugene Goodson, Susie E. Goodson

chapter 27|10 pages

Breath analysis with mid-infrared diagnostics

ByVjekoslav Kokoric, Erhan Tütüncü, Felicia Seichter, Andreas Wilk, Paula R. Fortes, Ivo M. Raimundo, Boris Mizaikoff

chapter 28|5 pages

Fiber optic manometry catheters for in vivo monitoring of peristalsis in the human gut

ByJohn Arkwright, Phil Dinning

chapter 29|6 pages

Optical coherence tomography in medicine

ByMichael A. Marcus

part 10|8 pages

Home and mobile portable equipment applications

chapter 30|11 pages

Applications for home and mobile portable equipment

ByJohn P. Dakin, Michael A. Marcus

part 11|4 pages

Free space optical communications

chapter 31|16 pages

Optical communications through free space

ByDominic O’Brien