Applications In Electro-Optics

Applications In Electro-Optics

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For entry level electro-optics, optoelectronics, or photonics courses in both undergraduate electrical and mechanical engineering programs; and for introductory optics courses taught in proprietary technology schools.

This book offers a complete introduction to the key principles and theory underlying electricity, magnetism, light, and optics. Reflecting the growing trend for undergraduate engineering programs to include optoelectronics, it integrates an easy-to-understand tutorial with extensive examples, practical lab experiments, drill problems, chapter problems, and wide-ranging applications coverage.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 628.22g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • w. numerous figs.
  • 0130870382
  • 9780130870384

Table of contents



1. Fundamentals of Light.

Introduction. Light Communication. The Fiber Cable. The Communication System. Summary.

2. Electrostatics.

The Electric Field. Electric Flux Density. Conductors, Semiconductors, and Dielectrics. Potential. Capacitance. Resistance. Displacement. Power and Energy. Maxwell's Equations. Summary.

3. Magnetostatics.

Magnetic Field Intensity. Magnetic Flux Density. Magnetic Properties of Materials. Inductance. Magnetic Energy. Magnetic Scalar Potential. Maxwell's Equations. Summary.

4. Electromagnetics.

Maxwell's, Continuity, and the Lorentz Force Equations. The Electric and Magnetic Fields. Poynting's Vector. Polarization. Boundary Conditions. Faraday's Law of Induction. Plane Waves in Various Media. Plane Waves at Oblique Incidence. Brewster's Angle. Summary.

5. Transmission Lines and Waveguides.

Transmission Lines and Circuits. Transmission Lines and Reflections. Transmission Lines and Input Impedance. Some Special Transmission Lines. Power Movement on a Lossless Transmission Line. TE and TM Transmission Modes. Summary.

6. The Nature of Light.

Ray and Wave Optics. Reflection/Refraction. Diffraction. Polarization of Light. Double Refraction. Optical Activity. Summary.

7. Devices.

Mirrors-Concave and Convex. Lenses-Convergent and Divergent. Prisms. Beamsplitters. Optical Filters. Resonator. Lasers. Summary.

8. Components.

Semiconductor Theory. Semiconductor Diodes. Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Photodetectors. Liquid Crystal Optics. Multiplexers. Summary.

9. Fiber Construction and Characteristics.

Fiber Construction. Coupling and Connections. Dispersion and Attenuation in Fibers. Wavelength Division Multiplexing. Summary.

10. Communication/Signal Processing.

Modulation and Demodulation. Analog and Digital Communication. Digital Communication. Optical Communication. Optical Signal Processing. Fabry-Perot Filter. Thin-Film Interference Filter. Tunable Filters. Summary.

11. Applications.

Laboratory 1-Characteristics of a Helium-Neon Laser. Laboratory 2-Polarization, Reflection, and Filtering. Laboratory 3-Refraction and Index of Refraction. Laboratory 4-Index of Refraction for Solids. Laboratory 5-Lenses. Laboratory 6-Diffraction. Laboratory 7-Interferometers. Laboratory 8-Thin-Film Interference and Filters. Laboratory 9-Fiber Optics. Laboratory 10-Numerical Aperture. Laboratory 11-LED. Laboratory 12-Photodetectors. Laboratory 13-Fiber Coupling. Laboratory 14-Fiber Optic Communication. Laboratory 15-Linear Displacement.

Appendix A. Math Operations.

Trigonometric Identities. Fourier Transforms. Some Fourier Transform Pairs. Vector Operations.

Appendix B. Coordinate Systems.

The Rectangular Coordinate System. The Cylindrical Coordinate System. The Spherical Coordinate System.

Appendix C. Typical Permittivity of Common Materials.

Appendix D. Typical Permeability of Common Materials.

Appendix E. Typical Conductivity of Common Materials.

Appendix F. Approximate Indices of Refraction at Optic Frequencies.

Appendix G. Typical Optical Fiber Cable Attenuation.

Appendix H. Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum.

Appendix I. Several Semiconductor Material Wavelengths.

Appendix J. Useful Constants.

Appendix K. Radiometric and Photometric Fields.

Appendix L. The Smith Chart.


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About Leo Setian

DR. LEO SETIAN is Professor of Electrical Engineering at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He has consulted in both the U.S. and Israel, and is author of Practical Communication Antennas with Wireless Applications (Prentice Hall PTR).
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