Handbook Of Microwave And Optical Components
Volume 3: Optical Components
Volume 4: Fiber and Electro-Optical Components


Edited by Kai Chang, Texas A&M University, College Station


0471 21009 9 January 2002 Hardback 1100pp



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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:

  • Optical wave propagation
  • Infrared techniques
  • Optical lenses and resonators
  • Spatial filters and Fourier optics
  • Semiconductor, solid-state, liquid, and gas lasers
Volume Four: Fiber and Electro-Optical Components addresses:
  • 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
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.

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.


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