An engineer's guide to solving practical problems in high-frequency and optical spectra
"Handbook of Microwave and Optical Components deserves shelf space in all microwave engineers'
libraries and in the libraries of those engineers who wish to understand the capabilities and
limitations of optical components in microwave systems and devices."-Microwave Journal
In the past two decades, scientists have witnessed a rapid development in high-frequency spectra
above the microwave frequency. The Handbook of Microwave and Optical Components is the first
resource to provide a compendium of principles and design data, based on these developments, for
practising microwave and optical engineers.
Throughout the Handbook, editor Kai Chang and his expert contributors emphasise the practical
application of research in constructing components and subsystems. Theoretical discussions and
mathematical formulations are given only where necessary; instead, the book focuses on essential
principles, methods, design information, and references to help solve problems in high-frequency
and optical spectra.
Volume Three: Optical Components includes chapters on the following:
Volume Four: Fiber and Electro-Optical Components addresses:
- Optical wave propagation
- Infrared techniques
- Optical lenses and resonators
- Spatial filters and Fourier optics
- Semiconductor, solid-state, liquid, and gas lasers
As with the first two volumes (devoted to microwave components), microwave and optical
engineers, researchers, and graduate students will find the Handbook of Microwave and Optical
Components: Volumes 3 and 4 to be an instructive guide to their work and studies.
- Optical fiber transmission technology
- Optical channel waveguides and waveguide couplers
- Planar optical waveguides and waveguide lenses
- Optical modulation: electro-optical, acousto-optical, and magneto-optical devices
- Optical detectors
- Liquid crystals
KAI CHANG, PhD, is the E-systems Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering
at Texas A&M University. He serves as the editor of the journal Microwave and Optical Technology
Letters and of the Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering. He is a fellow of IEEE.