Reflecting changes in the field in the ten years since the publication of the first edition, The Handbook of Photonics, Second Edition explores recent advances that have affected this technology. In this new, updated second edition editor Mool Gupta is joined by John Ballato, strengthening the handbook with their combined knowledge and the continued contributions of world-class researchers.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Information on optical fiber technology and the economic impact of photonics
  • Coverage of emerging technologies in nanotechnology
  • Sections on optical amplifiers, and polymeric optical materials

    The book covers photonics materials, devices, and systems, respectively. An introductory chapter, new to this edition, provides an overview of photonics technology, innovation, and economic development. Resting firmly on the foundation set by the first edition, this new edition continues to serve as a source for introductory material and a collection of published data for research and training in this field, making it the reference of first resort.
  • chapter 2|20 pages

    III–V Semiconductor Materials

    chapter 5|26 pages

    Nonlinear Optics

    chapter 6|66 pages

    Ferroelectric Materials

    chapter 8|28 pages

    Photovoltaic Devices

    chapter 9|34 pages

    Optoelectronic Devices

    chapter 10|98 pages

    Miniature Solid-State Lasers

    chapter 11|42 pages

    Optical Modulators

    chapter 12|22 pages

    Optical Fibers

    chapter 13|36 pages

    Ion-Exchanged Glass Waveguides

    chapter 15|46 pages

    Optical Data Storage

    chapter 16|58 pages

    Holographic Data Storage

    chapter 17|38 pages

    Binary Optics

    chapter 18|30 pages

    Electronic Displays

    chapter 20|150 pages

    Optical Communications